Freezing Food: 21 Foods To Freeze In Large Portions
Freezing food is a great way to save both money and food.
The freezer, even small, is your best friend when it comes to saving money on groceries. You can buy these 21 foods when they're on sale, and avoid wasting them!
Try this freezing food tips and be sure to share them with anyone else who would enjoy them.
- Corn on the Cob
- Avocados & Guacamole
- Garlic and Ginger
- Milk, Buttermilk, and Cream
- Peanut Butter
- Eggs Without Shells
- Cooked Rice and Pasta
- Pesto Sauces
- Fresh Herbs
- Tortillas and Bread
- Cookie Dough
Corn on the Cob
Place in the freezer immediately - you can place it in cob and all, or cook it for 6 minutes and remove from the cob with a knife - it takes up less space.
Avocados and Guacamole
Cut the avocados in half or you can dice or puree them, put in a bag or container, drizzle with lemon juice and freeze. Specifying the number of avocados allows you to thaw the amount needed for your recipe. Keep in the freezer for up to six months.
Hummus freezes well whether it's quick homemade hummus or a special that you enjoy. Put it in a freezer container - that's all. Thaw in the refrigerator for a day, then mix well.
Garlic and Ginger
Place the garlic or ginger in a container and put in the freezer. Make sure the garlic is in a tight container. The ginger will not be crisp, but it will be delicious.
Okay, I admit, I've never had too many chips or even chips that are nearing the expiration date, but if it's a problem at home, put them in the freezer.
Buttermilk, Milk, and Cream
Simply put them in the freezer, but make sure you open the container and have some space to allow freezing.
Like many foods, the flour lasts longer in the freezer. Most bakers prefer to keep their flour frozen, as cold ingredients to make a crust of puff pastry.
Simply put these in the freezer. You can also use this trick on other seeds or nuts!
Eggs Without Shells
Caster your eggs and mix slightly. Place eggs in bags or bins for 6 to 8 months for recipes or for scrambled eggs. Let them defrost in the refrigerator before using. Indicate the number of eggs in each container.
Cooked Rice and Pasta
You can save time by cooking large portions of pasta or regular rice and freeze them in individual portions for later use such as for lunch. When you are ready to eat, sprinkle the pasta with a little water and heat in the microwave.
Fresh chicken broth is super simple to make, but it does not last very long in the fridge. Place it in the freezer, it can last up to 6 months.
Basil is very easy to grow and pesto super easy to make with or without pine nuts. Spread your pesto on a cookie sheet and freeze. Remove and cut into a square of the desired size and freeze by separating with wax paper. For sauces, make sure you do not overfill and leave room for content expansion.
Place the tomatoes in bags or dishes in the freezer. To peel the tomatoes for sauces, put the frozen tomatoes in cold water and the skin will peel off.
In olive oil or just in a paper bag.
Tortillas and Other Bread
Tortillas and bread can be frozen for months. This is a good way to stock up on healthy bread during specials.
When making cookies, take the opportunity to do more and freeze them to save time.
All nuggets and other chocolate should be kept in the freezer to keep their freshness.
Blanch the peeled potatoes for 3 to 5 minutes, immerse in ice-cold water for 10 minutes, remove, dry and cool before putting in bags and freezer.
Wash, steam 3 to 4 minutes, cool, put on a baking sheet, freeze and come out to put in bags. They thaw quickly in the refrigerator.
The nuts are best kept in the freezer or at least in the fridge. You do not even have to thaw them.
Freeze the whole lemon and grated it on your favorite dishes!
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