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Quick how to cook a courgette?

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schroeder Tue 31-May-11 16:49:06

dd has decided she likes courgettes- great, but I have only ever had them in lasagne or many moons ago at a carvery in batter shock.

How do I cook them, nothing too fancy or greasy if possible please....

TheOriginalFAB Tue 31-May-11 16:50:36

Bake in the oven with a little olive oil.
Bake in the oven with a little olive oil and some cheese grated on top.
Fried in a little butter but watch the butter doesn't burn before the courgettes are cooked.

Madlizzy Tue 31-May-11 16:50:38

Slice and fry lightly, or slice a bit thicker then roast in a little olive oil.

nickelbabe Tue 31-May-11 16:53:12

chop them into chunks and cook them with baked beans (along with green beans, sweetcorn/whatever other veg takes your fancy)

make chocolate courgette cake.

I like them best just cooked with the other veg, but you can put them in with pasta (it's nice if you do pasta and a couple of different veg, and stir in crem cheese (the stuff with garlic and herbs))

nickelbabe Tue 31-May-11 16:53:41

loads more courgette recipes here

schroeder Tue 31-May-11 16:54:06

Crumbs that was quick grin

So oil or butter essential is it? I was hoping to avoid, as we're having fish and chips.

Maybe I'll just do broccoli and have the courgettes tomorrow.

Thanks anyway peeps and keep 'em coming for another day.

nickelbabe Tue 31-May-11 16:56:13

also, i slice them (or chunk them again) and use them as a pizza topping

nickelbabe Tue 31-May-11 16:56:54

you don't need to use oil or butter - jsut cook them with your broccoli.

PurveyorOfBaloney Tue 31-May-11 16:57:24

They are not bad steamed - easy for littlies to eat that way too

sharbie Tue 31-May-11 16:57:28

no op you can just boil em for a bit like green beans
nice like that with a bit of pepper

nickelbabe Tue 31-May-11 16:58:00

or slice it very thinly with a cheese slicer and use it in salad

bigTillyMint Tue 31-May-11 16:58:35

Sliced diagonally and char-grilled on a ridged grill pan. YUM!

thestringcheeseincident Tue 31-May-11 17:35:28

Delicious with pasta. Fried in a little oil till they go soft and then mushed with garlic and some creme fraiche, parmesan etc. Fantastic.

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