How fast does zucchini grow? I checked out MK’s blog, My Food Revolution where the author tracked her zucchini growth each day. In the ripening stages, the “alpha” zucchini (who knew there was a dominant fruit on each plant) grew 2” in a 24-hour period. I think I’ve got her beat, but I admit I am not out there with a measuring tape.
So we have several zucchinis in the refrigerator, and more are on the vine. Yesterday, I tried a Moosewood Restaurant recipe with a lemon cilantro sauce that got only modest approval from Roger (who would eat zucchini in ANY form) and C.J. (who reserves the right to refuse anything that is green, except broccoli or iceberg lettuce).
Tonight we tried Baked Zucchini Fries (total preparation time from garden to table—30 minutes), and C.J. traded his main dish for my share of zucchini fries, so I’d say that was a success.
I found the recipe on Aggie’s Kitchen blog. She provides the recipe and photo step-by-step instructions. If you are swamped with zucchini, try this recipe! Big plus—you have all of the ingredients in your kitchen already.