Sunday, January 22, 2012
Picking them when they are the size you want is another matter entirely. It's almost like if you don't get time to harvest in the morning, by evening they are too large!
I read somewhere that each little zuc has the same number of 'flavour cells' in each one, so when they get enormous, they just don't taste nearly as nice. Small and tender they are lovely in salads or pickled. Up to 30cm (1ft for you imperial people) they are great for fritters and the like. And over 30cm, I reckon forget it.
Zucchini Feta & Mint Fritters
3-4 20-30cm zucchini
1 leek or bunch of spring onions sliced
2-3 cloves garlic crushed
3 tbls wheat or potaoe flour
1/2 cup of chopped parsely
and nearly as much mint
I serve these with a simple avocado, cue, tomato salsa dressed with lemon juice, chilli sauce and basil.
I didn't have much mint in the garden (it has got a little dried out) so I made up the difference with Thai Basil.