Jammymummy's Blog

Divine given creativity – recipes, knitting patterns and alike

The Dreaded Courgette Glut!

A-courgette-plant-001One of the downsides of allotments is when you get a glut.  The current one is Courgettes, both yellow and green.  I’ve frozen some, chopped into ratatouille sized chunks, steamed for 2 minutes and then frozen in bags.  I was tricked into not blanching my veggies a couple of years ago by someone who said that they never do, but when I went to cook with them a month or so later they had a bitter taste, so from then on I always blanch my veggies.

courgette pileAs I only have a small spare freezer for all the allotment fare, I always try and preserve things in other ways, and for courgettes I often make Courgette and Ginger Jam,  Courgette Bread, Courgette Soup, and Courgette Quiche but this year I have also tried Blackcurrant and Courgette Jam!  I’ve even thrown a quarter of a courgette into a White currant and Gooseberry Jam when I needed a little more fruit to round up the quantities to a pound!  I’ll experiment some more, so if you don’t hear anymore on here…. they are all a no no!

Following a few comments on this page, I’ve got the link here for Annabell Karmel’s Courgette and Raisin Muffins. The website says “This is a delicious way to get your child to eat more vegetables ! The grated courgette keeps these muffins lovely and moist.”and my sister has said the same thing in similar words.  Apart from having to convert the measurements to imperial, they are super easy to make, and very tasty.

Also, we tried these Courgette Fritters yesterday.  My best friend recommended them as they are a Greek staple (her hubby’s Greek) so I tried them yesterday when we had lots of friends over.  I liked them, as did many of us, but my husband wanted them with out the flour, so basically he wanted a courgette omelette….yuck!

Just added are a couple more recipes that I’ve invented, Courgette and Lemon Drizzle Cake, and Tomato and Courgette Soup.

« Allotmenteering


9 responses to “The Dreaded Courgette Glut!

  1. Jo says:

    I have a recipe for courgette muffins if you want it?!

  2. Ruth Stewart says:

    Oi. Are you talking about me? ! Annabel Karmel has a recipe online for sweet muffins… they are spiced and a bit like carrot cake but with courgette and raisins! Yum. And a hit with the boys!

  3. Jo says:

    Don’t know, never actually tried them, but they’re in my WI book and everything I have done from there has been good. Except the meringuey icing which I never managed to make set.

  4. Jackie Turner says:

    You could try Courgette Bake:
    2lbs courgettes, coarsely grated, 1 tsp salt, 2 tbsp melted butter, 3-4 beaten eggs, 6-7oz mild grated cheese, 1 medium onion, finely chopped, 2 crushed cloves garlic, 2 tbsp. chopped parsley, 1 tsp dried basil, 1/2 tsp black pepper. 1oz grated Parmesan cheese.
    Put grated courgette into a sieve and sprinkle with salt. Leave to drain for 10 minutes, then squeeze the juice out. Lightly grease a baking dish (about 10 x 7″). Fry the courgette in butter for 3 mins until tender, then place in bottom of baking dish.Mix everything else except the Parmesan, pour over the courgette. Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake at 180 C for 25-30 mins until set. Cut into squares. Eat hot or cold.

    • jammymummy says:

      Thanks Jackie. We just tried this. As I tend to be a glass half full kind of a person; half of us liked it! But you’ve reminded me that I need to put up Mum’s Eggy Pie recipe with Courgette (Quiche to the rest of you folk!)

  5. […] I live in the south east, but surely for those of us who grow our own, they must all be over now?? Courgette and french bean recipes are what we need this week Mr Slater!!  Or ways to use up wind fall […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: