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How to Shred Zucchini for Zucchini Bread. Baking zucchini bread is one of the most popular recipes for using these green squash, thanks to its sweet taste. Even kids who are vegetable-phobic generally enjoy zucchini bread. If you don't want to end up with large chunks of zucchini in your bread, however, follow these steps to learn how to shred it to use in your recipe.
Use ripe zucchini to make zucchini bread. Choose zucchini that are no more than 6 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. Additionally, look for zucchini whose skin is shiny and free of bruises, blemishes and cuts. The stem should be about 1 inch long, slightly prickly and moist to the touch.
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Wash the zucchini under cold water and scrub them vigorously with a vegetable brush to remove dirt and bacteria. Remove each end of the zucchini using a sharp knife.
Shred the zucchini using a hand-crank shredder, electric vegetable shredder or food processor. The method you choose is largely dependent on personal preference. Although you can shred zucchini using a sharp kitchen knife, it is a slow process.
Use 2 medium-sized zucchini for every 1 cup shredded zucchini that you need for your recipe. Zucchini retains a lot of water. After you shred it, transfer the zucchini to a paper towel to absorb the extra moisture. This way, you won't add more liquid to the zucchini bread recipe.