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    Felice Guest

    Default Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini

    I have about eight of them, just four inches long, and they seem to deserve
    special treatment. With grown-up zucchini I would simply slice and fry them
    or perhaps do a gratin. I'm considering slicing these babies vertically and
    sautéing them cut side down in evoo with a whisper of garlic, but I'm open
    to suggestions. They are SO adorable!

    Felice



  2. #2
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini

    On Jun 16, 2:04*pm, "Felice" <fri...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > I have about eight of them, just four inches long, and they seem to deserve
    > special treatment. With grown-up zucchini I would simply slice and fry them
    > or perhaps do a gratin. I'm considering slicing these babies vertically and
    > saut ing them cut side down in evoo with a whisper of garlic, but I'm open
    > to suggestions. They are SO adorable!
    >
    > Felice


    small zucchini like that are so delicate and delicious, add a touch of
    butter to your evoo !

  3. #3
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini

    On Wed, 16 Jun 2010 17:04:57 -0400, "Felice" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I have about eight of them, just four inches long, and they seem to deserve
    > special treatment. With grown-up zucchini I would simply slice and fry them
    > or perhaps do a gratin. I'm considering slicing these babies vertically and
    > sautéing them cut side down in evoo with a whisper of garlic, but I'm open
    > to suggestions. They are SO adorable!
    >

    Get some baby carrots the same size and saute them up just the way you
    envisioned. Maybe finish them off with a splash of lemon or a
    sprinkle of parmesan/romano cheese.

    --
    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

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    Virginia Tadrzynski Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini


    "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:hvbe9v$amj$[email protected]..
    >I have about eight of them, just four inches long, and they seem to deserve
    >special treatment. With grown-up zucchini I would simply slice and fry them
    >or perhaps do a gratin. I'm considering slicing these babies vertically and
    >sautéing them cut side down in evoo with a whisper of garlic, but I'm open
    >to suggestions. They are SO adorable!
    >
    > Felice
    >


    Sweat a garlic clove,diced with a diced shallot. When translucent, add the
    zukes sliced with a diced tomato, thyme and marjoram (add or subtract any
    other spice you may want). No oils at all, just the little bit of water for
    'sweating'. Found this in a weight loss book and the kids love it.
    -ginny



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    atec7 7 Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini

    Felice wrote:
    > I have about eight of them, just four inches long, and they seem to deserve
    > special treatment. With grown-up zucchini I would simply slice and fry them
    > or perhaps do a gratin. I'm considering slicing these babies vertically and
    > sautéing them cut side down in evoo with a whisper of garlic, but I'm open
    > to suggestions. They are SO adorable!
    >
    > Felice
    >
    >

    some soy + ginger and honey in a pan and brown the split veggie
    delish

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini

    In article <hvbe9v$amj$[email protected]>,
    "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > or perhaps do a gratin. I'm considering slicing these babies vertically and
    > sautéing them cut side down in evoo with a whisper of garlic, but I'm open
    > to suggestions. They are SO adorable!
    >
    > Felice


    Old Japanese saying (so I've heard): "First thought is best thought."
    Are they about an inch in diameter? Perfect for your first thought,
    Fleece.

    Maybe you want to mentally gear up for another round of Julia's classic
    ratatouille ‹ I remember your telling of it last summer. "-)

    Carve little faces on them before you put them in the oil. That'll
    learn 'em!! '-)
    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    On June 25, celebrating 65 years of annoying people.
    Shop early and shop often. Good gin and cheap chocolate preferred.
    Or cash. :-)

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    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > "Felice" wrote:
    >> or perhaps do a gratin. I'm considering slicing these babies vertically and
    >> sautéing them cut side down in evoo with a whisper of garlic, but I'm open
    >> to suggestions. They are SO adorable!

    >
    >Old Japanese saying (so I've heard): "First thought is best thought."
    >Are they about an inch in diameter? Perfect for your first thought,
    >Fleece.
    >
    >Carve little faces on them before you put them in. That'll
    >learn 'em!! '-)


    <snipped>

    LOL

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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini

    Felice wrote:
    > I have about eight of them, just four inches long, and they seem to
    > deserve special treatment. With grown-up zucchini I would simply
    > slice and fry them or perhaps do a gratin. I'm considering slicing
    > these babies vertically and sautéing them cut side down in evoo with
    > a whisper of garlic, but I'm open to suggestions. They are SO
    > adorable!


    I just ran across them today at the produce market. I didn't buy
    any but I have to agree, adorable comes to mind.

    nancy


  9. #9
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini

    Nancy Young <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Felice wrote:


    >> I have about eight of them, just four inches long, and they seem to
    >> deserve special treatment. With grown-up zucchini I would simply
    >> slice and fry them or perhaps do a gratin. I'm considering slicing
    >> these babies vertically and sautéing them cut side down in evoo with
    >> a whisper of garlic, but I'm open to suggestions. They are SO
    >> adorable!


    >I just ran across them today at the produce market. I didn't buy
    >any but I have to agree, adorable comes to mind.


    Along these lines, does anyone have a sure-fire technique for
    preparing zucchini blossoms (that doesn't require a deep fryer)?



    Steve

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    Felice Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini


    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <hvbe9v$amj$[email protected]>,
    > "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> or perhaps do a gratin. I'm considering slicing these babies vertically
    >> and
    >> sautéing them cut side down in evoo with a whisper of garlic, but I'm
    >> open
    >> to suggestions. They are SO adorable!
    >>
    >> Felice

    >
    > Old Japanese saying (so I've heard): "First thought is best thought."
    > Are they about an inch in diameter? Perfect for your first thought,
    > Fleece.
    >
    > Maybe you want to mentally gear up for another round of Julia's classic
    > ratatouille < I remember your telling of it last summer. "-)
    >
    > Carve little faces on them before you put them in the oil. That'll
    > learn 'em!! '-)


    Thanks, Barb and the rest of you. I think it will be First Thought, but
    lightly browned in Plugra and sprinkled with fancy salt. I'll prolly skip
    the faces, though!

    Felice



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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini

    In article <hvdi6t$of$[email protected]>,
    "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > lightly browned in Plugra and sprinkled with fancy salt. I'll prolly skip
    > the faces, though!
    >
    > Felice


    You chicken****!! LOL!


    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    On June 25, celebrating 65 years of annoying people.
    Shop early and shop often. Good gin and cheap chocolate preferred.
    Or cash. :-)

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    Virginia Tadrzynski Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini


    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <hvdi6t$of$1@news.eterna[email protected]>,
    > "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> lightly browned in Plugra and sprinkled with fancy salt. I'll prolly skip
    >> the faces, though!
    >>
    >> Felice

    >
    > You chicken****!! LOL!
    >
    >
    > --
    > Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    > On June 25, celebrating 65 years of annoying people.
    > Shop early and shop often. Good gin and cheap chocolate preferred.
    > Or cash. :-)



    maybe she's just concerned that their tiny little faces etched in fear will
    haunt her dreams....
    -ginny



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    Felice Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini


    "Virginia Tadrzynski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> In article <hvdi6t$of$[email protected]>,
    >> "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> lightly browned in Plugra and sprinkled with fancy salt. I'll prolly
    >>> skip
    >>> the faces, though!
    >>>
    >>> Felice

    >>
    >> You chicken****!! LOL!
    >> --
    >> Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    >> On June 25, celebrating 65 years of annoying people.
    >> Shop early and shop often. Good gin and cheap chocolate preferred.
    >> Or cash. :-)

    >
    > maybe she's just concerned that their tiny little faces etched in fear
    > will haunt her dreams....
    > -ginny


    Just the thought brings tears to my eyes. Disfiguring those dear little
    zucchini-ettes ...

    Felice



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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini

    On Jun 17, 8:38*am, spop...@speedymail.org (Steve Pope) wrote:
    :

    >
    > Along these lines, does anyone have a sure-fire technique for
    > preparing zucchini blossoms (that doesn't require a deep fryer)?
    >
    > Steve


    Here's a recipe with a picture that looks wonderful.

    http://www.mexicanfoodrecipes.org/Me...som-recipe.php

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini

    In article <hvbe9v$amj$[email protected]>,
    "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I have about eight of them, just four inches long, and they seem to deserve
    > special treatment. With grown-up zucchini I would simply slice and fry them
    > or perhaps do a gratin. I'm considering slicing these babies vertically and
    > sautéing them cut side down in evoo with a whisper of garlic, but I'm open
    > to suggestions. They are SO adorable!
    >
    > Felice


    I like to get the smallest ones I can. :-) They are SO tender!
    I know it's way too late but I like to slice them vertically as well and
    cook them in the electric grill with a little olive oil and dill weed.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

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    Felice Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini


    "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > In article <hvbe9v$amj$[email protected]>,
    > "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I have about eight of them, just four inches long, and they seem to
    >> deserve
    >> special treatment. With grown-up zucchini I would simply slice and fry
    >> them
    >> or perhaps do a gratin. I'm considering slicing these babies vertically
    >> and
    >> sautéing them cut side down in evoo with a whisper of garlic, but I'm
    >> open
    >> to suggestions. They are SO adorable!
    >>
    >> Felice

    >
    > I like to get the smallest ones I can. :-) They are SO tender!
    > I know it's way too late but I like to slice them vertically as well and
    > cook them in the electric grill with a little olive oil and dill weed.
    > --
    > Peace! Om


    My final decision was to slice them vertically, sprinkle them with pepper
    and grated Parmesan, bake them until tender, and then dribble on some melted
    butter. Good, but not great.

    Felice



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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini

    In article <hvisa4$t1$[email protected]>,
    "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]..
    > > In article <hvbe9v$amj$[email protected]>,
    > > "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I have about eight of them, just four inches long, and they seem to
    > >> deserve
    > >> special treatment. With grown-up zucchini I would simply slice and fry
    > >> them
    > >> or perhaps do a gratin. I'm considering slicing these babies vertically
    > >> and
    > >> sautéing them cut side down in evoo with a whisper of garlic, but I'm
    > >> open
    > >> to suggestions. They are SO adorable!
    > >>
    > >> Felice

    > >
    > > I like to get the smallest ones I can. :-) They are SO tender!
    > > I know it's way too late but I like to slice them vertically as well and
    > > cook them in the electric grill with a little olive oil and dill weed.
    > > --
    > > Peace! Om

    >
    > My final decision was to slice them vertically, sprinkle them with pepper
    > and grated Parmesan, bake them until tender, and then dribble on some melted
    > butter. Good, but not great.
    >
    > Felice


    See my T-day series. Grilling them does work. :-)
    I topped them with dill weed, salt free lemon pepper and parm'.

    I added the parm' after they were done but still hot.

    If I did not have the electric grill, I'd likely have broiled them in
    the toaster oven:

    <http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...w?feat=directl
    ink>

    I think the secret to little Zuc's is cooking them to where they are
    just done but still slightly crisp, and not cooked to mush. ;-) Another
    way it to just serve them halved and raw with a dip to personal taste.
    I like Ranch.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

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    Felice Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini


    "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > In article <hvisa4$t1$[email protected]>,
    > "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> "Omelet" <[email protected]> wrote in message


    >> > I like to get the smallest ones I can. :-) They are SO tender!
    >> > I know it's way too late but I like to slice them vertically as well
    >> > and
    >> > cook them in the electric grill with a little olive oil and dill weed.
    >> > --
    >> > Peace! Om


    >> My final decision was to slice them vertically, sprinkle them with pepper
    >> and grated Parmesan, bake them until tender, and then dribble on some
    >> melted
    >> butter. Good, but not great.
    >>
    >> Felice


    > See my T-day series. Grilling them does work. :-)
    > I topped them with dill weed, salt free lemon pepper and parm'.
    >
    > I added the parm' after they were done but still hot.
    >
    > If I did not have the electric grill, I'd likely have broiled them in
    > the toaster oven:
    >
    > I think the secret to little Zuc's is cooking them to where they are
    > just done but still slightly crisp, and not cooked to mush. ;-) Another
    > way it to just serve them halved and raw with a dip to personal taste.
    > I like Ranch.
    > --
    > Peace! Om


    They look great, Om, and since I don't have an electric grill I may try them
    in the toaster oven. On the other hand, slicing them vertically in quarters
    and dipping them in something tasty does sound like a snacky idea.

    Felice



  19. #19
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini

    In article <hvm0u3$8o9$[email protected]>,
    "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > I think the secret to little Zuc's is cooking them to where they are
    > > just done but still slightly crisp, and not cooked to mush. ;-) Another
    > > way it to just serve them halved and raw with a dip to personal taste.
    > > I like Ranch.

    >
    > They look great, Om, and since I don't have an electric grill I may try them
    > in the toaster oven. On the other hand, slicing them vertically in quarters
    > and dipping them in something tasty does sound like a snacky idea.
    >
    > Felice


    Cheers! :-)

    Crudites are a regular item any more on holidays, including quartered
    squashes. I now avoid raw carrots any more as even tho' they are
    requested, nobody ever eats them!

    The one time I steamed baby carrots and served them on the crudite tray,
    they actually got munched. <g>

    I personally cannot stand raw carrots... but love them cooked.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

  20. #20
    Dora Guest

    Default Re: Itsy-bitsy eeny-weeny zucchini

    Omelet wrote:
    >>> I like to get the smallest ones I can. :-) They are SO tender!
    >>> I know it's way too late but I like to slice them vertically as
    >>> well and cook them in the electric grill with a little olive oil
    >>> and dill weed. --
    >>> Peace! Om


    I have julienned them, along with small yellow squash, then coated
    them with Italian salad dressing and cooked them in my Geo Foreman.
    No extra oil. Tasty.

    Dora


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