How to prepare courgettes

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  1. 1 min.How to prepare courgettes : Photo of step #1
    Scrub the courgettes in water with a scourer to get them smooth.
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    Cut off the ends.
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    If you want rounds, you're almost done: slice them with a knife or, better still, using a mandolin.
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    If you want diced courgettes, cut them in 4 lengthways.
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    With a knife, cut off the central part containing the seeds.
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    You should only keep the part with the skin, without seeds.
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    Cut this lengthways...
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    ...and finally across to produce small triangles.

    Your courgette is now ready to use.
  9. 2 min.How to prepare courgettes : Photo of step #9
    If you are only using a mandolin, it is better to cut the courgette into chunks first, then cut these on the mandolin...
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    ...turning them every time you get the the seeds in the centre.
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    This will produce small sticks, the length of the chunks, which can then be cut into dice if you wish.

Remarks:

The idea that "the bigger a courgette is, the less flavour it has" is not easy to put over, especially as amateur gardeners usually think quite the opposite: "Ooh, a big courgette - yummy!" But unfortunately the big ones (on the way to becoming marrows) are only good for stuffing.

The Pourcel brothers (chef twins) only use courgettes that have seeds for making a puree which is then sieved.

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Home made

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