Courgette

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Courgette

Postby Kath » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:45 pm

Here is one I picked yesterday. It deliberately hid to avoid detection!!!

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Re: Courgette

Postby Kath » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:47 pm

I meant to say, it weighs 4 lbs. Suggestions for use gratefully received. :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

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Re: Courgette

Postby LizG » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:51 pm

Treat it as you would a marrow.
Grate and use in pasta meal(s)
Chunk it and roast it.

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Re: Courgette

Postby Carolyn » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:31 pm

That is rather large for a courgette!

Mine are coming thick and fast!

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Re: Courgette

Postby Kath » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:35 pm

:roflmao: :roflmao: It is enormous!!! We have all had a good laugh about it! :roflmao:

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Re: Courgette

Postby Leggies » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:16 pm

Looks a lot like the ones I came back to last year!! when I got back from Oz & had to leave hubby in charge of my veg garden! Hubby doesn't like courgettes so they 'hid' from him (as he didn't want to see them :roflmao: :roflmao: )

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Re: Courgette

Postby Kath » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:23 pm

Well I was wondering why my courgettes weren't growing very quickly, so I went hunting! You would have thought I would have seen something THAT big!!! But it was hiding behind the bushy leaves. Never mind, the stupid thing is off now so the others can grow! It has produced some hilarity, however! :roflmao:

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Re: Courgette

Postby Leggies » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:41 pm

He later admitted that he hadn't looked!!

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Re: Courgette

Postby Kath » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:08 pm

Well, if he doesn't like them anyway .............. :roflmao:

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Re: Courgette

Postby Leggies » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:24 pm

Exactly!! He could have picked & blessed the neighbours with though & I would have had brownie points to return to! :roflmao: :roflmao:

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Re: Courgette

Postby Kath » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:36 pm

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Re: Courgette

Postby Melis » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:05 am

You could make cakes with it. A friend of mine made courgette cake. It is like carrot cake but you use courgette instead.

I was wondering how you missed something that size. Whenever I grow them, all I seem to do is feed the slugs. I haven't got a veg patch this year as the fence needs replacing and hubby isn't home for another couple of weeks to do it. That is not the first job for him!! :wink:

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Re: Courgette

Postby Carolyn » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:28 am

I made courgette cake a few years ago - it was nice and moist.

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Re: Courgette

Postby kenspeckle » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:30 pm

I have a recipe for Spanish omlette-type thing which uses grated courgette, and also a veggie lasagne which uses them grated. Both nice quick recipes too :)
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Re: Courgette

Postby cazat81 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:30 pm

That is indeed a large Courgette. With Marrow I like to cut in half lengh wise, take out centre, to make a 'hollow' use the flesh in with some mince, onion and whatever else you like. Add the mince filling and cover with a tomato sauce. If desired add cheese near to end of cooking. I like the idea of using courgette in a cake. Any one have a recipe they have used?
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