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Foods You Can Freeze

Freezing food is a great way to preserve it. For example, berries retain all the minerals and most vitamins after freezing. Some might say that sometimes the taste and the consistency change. We agree that is why we have created this convenient list of foods you can freeze.

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Now we know for sure which foods and meals are freezer-friendly, and which ones are not even worth experimenting with.

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Foods You Can Freeze

Bread

There are times when you’re out of bread, and sometimes it just lies in the pantry and becomes stale. It is possible to freeze fresh bread without affecting the taste.

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Also, you can toast this frozen bread right away.

Fresh Cheese

Before freezing, drain the moisture.

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The taste of thawed cheese is, of course, nothing like the fresh one, but it’s perfect for making dumplings, cheesecake, casseroles.

Hard Cheese

You can freeze a piece of cheese, but grating it is quite difficult. Therefore, it is easier to do this before freezing.

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Bell Pepper

Bell pepper is widely used in cooking: you can stew it, stuff it, add it to salads, soups, and side dishes. Many recipes allow you to enjoy this juicy and healthy vegetable all year round.

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Herbs

Parsley frozen in summer can retain twice as much vitamin C as the one grown in greenhouses in winter. Therefore, in order not to buy herbs in winter, learn to freeze them, preserving their vitamins as much as possible.

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Rice

In order not to wait each time for rice (especially brown) to cook, boil it and freeze, and then use when needed.

Let the rice cool, then transfer to a container or plastic bag. To thaw, transfer the rice to a bowl with a little water and microwave it.

Eggplant

Having frozen fresh eggplants from summer, you can then surprise the family with fragrant dishes all year round.

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Eggs

You can freeze raw eggs but without the shell. Break them into a bowl, beat lightly, and pour them into an ice cube tray or plastic bag.

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Berries

We can eat seasonal berries and fruits only for a short time, from one to two months. How convenient it is that you can freeze them for later.

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Yeast

We often add yeast to the dough to make the baked goods fluffy and soft. But you can store them in the refrigerator no longer than 2 weeks, and at room temperature, it’s even less.

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Freezing Cooked Meals

Cooked food freezes well. Pastry and pasta, pate, cutlets, crepes — you can freeze all this without affecting the taste.

However, in some cases, the taste will change. This applies to creamy sauces and dairy dishes. Cream and sour cream don’t freeze well and curdle after being thawed.

Crepes

Crepes with milk retain their elasticity and always turn out fluffy.

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The shelf life of food in the freezer is by no means infinite. This is especially true for all meat products. Crepes with filling can be stored for 2–3 weeks, without the filling — no more than 3 months.

Tenderized Steak

You can thaw a frozen tenderized steak quickly. It doesn’t lose the flavor and aroma, and even a child can easily heat it. Note that the crust will no longer be crispy. But tenderized steaks fried in egg batter will not lose their properties.

Pies

Prepare the pie in advance, freeze it, and enjoy the sweet treat for several months.

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You can wrap the raw pie in parchment paper, put it in a plastic bag, and place it in the freezer. When you need a quick dessert put it in the oven preheated to 300 °F (150 °C) for 2 hours.

It is very convenient to have a bag of frozen vegetables or fruits on hand in winter. And freezer meals will be a great time-saving hack for any working mom. Did you like our list of foods you can freeze?

Lisa

Like many people nowadays, I love to explore new places. My favorite type is slow travelling, when you can really blend in with locals and learn about new cultures and languages. But I think there are also perfect times for enjoying freshly baked pastry, a cup of fragrant coffee, and a good movie in the comfort of your own home. I guess I'm kind of a cultural omnivore, and I watch different types of movies, but the ones about art and food inspire me the most!

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