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Has anyone tried mixing these two? I frequently get zucchini in my organic
produce box and the only thing that seems to go over well in this house is
zucchini bread. I do add a bit of zucchini to soup if I happen to have it
around. And when I made lasagna (no more because of the food allergies) I'd
add it to that. Otherwise my husband and daughter don't really care for it.
They do like hash browns though. I was wondering if this would work since
they sort of shred like a potato and they can be deep fried. Then again,
they might not like the has browns because of the green bits in them. It
was just a thought. Would be one way of making hash browns less carby. And
yes, I know I could just try this myself but I was curious to know of anyone
else has tried it and what the results were. I read somewhere about a
person who always added carrots to their mashed potatoes. I did try that
one and can't say that I cared for it.

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"Julie Bove" wrote:

Has anyone tried mixing these two? I frequently get zucchini in my organic
produce box and the only thing that seems to go over well in this house is
zucchini bread. I do add a bit of zucchini to soup if I happen to have it
around. And when I made lasagna (no more because of the food allergies) I'd
add it to that. Otherwise my husband and daughter don't really care for it.
They do like hash browns though. I was wondering if this would work since
they sort of shred like a potato and they can be deep fried. Then again,
they might not like the has browns because of the green bits in them. It
was just a thought. Would be one way of making hash browns less carby. And
yes, I know I could just try this myself but I was curious to know of anyone
else has tried it and what the results were. I read somewhere about a
person who always added carrots to their mashed potatoes. I did try that
one and can't say that I cared for it.


I don't know about hashbrowns, but I've made "potato" pancakes with
zucchini. I suspect that the zucchini wouldn't hold its shape like
potatoes do in hashbrowns. You can minimize the green bits by peeling
the zucchini (and use the peels in soup).

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Julie Bove wrote:
Has anyone tried mixing these two? I frequently get zucchini in my organic
produce box and the only thing that seems to go over well in this house is
zucchini bread. I do add a bit of zucchini to soup if I happen to have it
around. And when I made lasagna (no more because of the food allergies) I'd
add it to that. Otherwise my husband and daughter don't really care for it.
They do like hash browns though. I was wondering if this would work since
they sort of shred like a potato and they can be deep fried. Then again,
they might not like the has browns because of the green bits in them. It
was just a thought. Would be one way of making hash browns less carby. And
yes, I know I could just try this myself but I was curious to know of anyone
else has tried it and what the results were. I read somewhere about a
person who always added carrots to their mashed potatoes. I did try that
one and can't say that I cared for it.


Julie, every time I've seen someone post about trying this, they ended
up with a soggy mess due to the water content of the zucchini. OTOH, if
you shred it, then squeeze it in cheesecloth, it works better, by some
reports.

For me, even a smidge of white potato is a big prob, so I haven't tried it.

Susan
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"Alice Faber" wrote in message
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I don't know about hashbrowns, but I've made "potato" pancakes with
zucchini. I suspect that the zucchini wouldn't hold its shape like
potatoes do in hashbrowns. You can minimize the green bits by peeling
the zucchini (and use the peels in soup).


Hmmm... I've made potatoe pancakes using leftover mashed potato and adding
egg and flour to them. Can't do the egg now because of the food allergies
and since I make mashed potatoes with broth now instead of milk, I'm not
sure this would be good. But perhaps I could do this with some leftover
mashed potatoes and add some zucchini and onion to them. I could add a bit
of rice flour for more body. This might hold together when I cook them.
Now to find some leftover mashed potatoes. Seems like since I've started
making them with broth, there are never any leftovers.

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"Susan" wrote in message
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Julie, every time I've seen someone post about trying this, they ended
up with a soggy mess due to the water content of the zucchini. OTOH, if
you shred it, then squeeze it in cheesecloth, it works better, by some
reports.

For me, even a smidge of white potato is a big prob, so I haven't tried

it.

Oh, I guess it might not work very well then. Oddly, potatoes are one of
the better starchy foods for me but I usually buy the Yukon Gold or the
Klondike Rose.

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OTOH, if you shred it, then squeeze it in cheesecloth, it works better, by some
reports.

You could also try sprinkling it with salt before the cheesecloth
squeeze, to draw more water out of it. I used to do this when making
pickles.

Though with zuchinni, I don't know what would be left with all that
water gone :lol: .

LQ



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