Shredding a zucchini can be done by hand with a grater in less than 5 minutes. If you're looking for an even faster method, you can shred zucchini with the help of a food processor.Know More
To start, wash the zucchini under cold running water, and cut off the stem with a knife. Using a cone shaped grater with medium-sized rivets is recommended, as this shredder can be placed on a stable surface. If using a food processor, cut the zucchini in half, and scoop out the seeds prior to shredding.
When shredding the zucchini, start by putting the cut end on the grater. Run the zucchini down the rivets to shred. Continue to do this until you reach the seeded core. Cut around the seed core to remove it, and continue grating the zucchini until the core appears again. Cut out the seed core once more, and continue to shred. Continue this process until the entire zucchini is shredded. If using a food processor, insert the zucchini halves into the foot chute, then process.
Zucchini has a high water content, so dry the shreds as much as possible with kitchen towels prior to using them in a recipe. If you don't plan to use the zucchini right away, place it in an airtight plastic bag, and put the bag in the freezer.
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