20 foods that can be frozen
The freezer can be filled not only meat, fish and berries. There are many foods that can be frozen without losing flavor. Frozen foods will quietly wait for your turn, and you don’t have to throw it away or quickly finish them, to not spoil. Here are 20 foods that you can freeze and how to do it.
You can freeze a big chunk of cheese, and after thawing it will not crumble. If before freezing you prefer to slice the cheese, add to the container a teaspoon of corn starch or flour to during defrosting, the slices do not stick together.
If you like to add to dishes of grated cheese, you can buy a big piece of Parmesan cheese, chop it in a food processor and put in the freezer in a special freezer bags. It can be stored in the freezer for several months, and during cooking it will be enough to open a container or bag for freezing and to get a couple of teaspoons of cheese.
2. Homemade pancakes, waffles and French toast
If you would like to often eat Breakfast homemade pancakes, waffles and toast, you can just bake a little more on the weekend, freeze on a tray for cookies and store in freezer bags.
At any time you will be able to get them out of the freezer, reheat in the microwave for Breakfast. In any case get cheaper and tastier than buying frozen cakes in the store.
The fruit is better to freeze on parchment paper, and then place into freezer bags. It is better to freeze the cut pieces to get them to desserts and smoothies as needed.
If you’re a fan of smoothies, you can make a frozen fruit blend. Separately freeze slices of apples, pears, peaches, bananas and other fruits that you like. At any time you can make a new smoothie by mixing different kinds of fruits.
If you don’t like to cook Slezska defrosted slices of bananas, freeze them whole, with skin. When you decide to cook something with a banana, you need to get it out of the freezer, defrost in the microwave, cut off the top and squeeze the contents into the mixture for cooking.
Not to wait a long time until cooked rice (especially brown rice, which cooks in about 50 minutes), it can freeze. First the rice is frozen on the tray or parchment, and then is put into the package for freezing.
Defrosted rice can be fried, used for soup or casseroles. Cooking time will be reduced for about an hour (including not only cooking, but also washing and soaking).
Can make more Apple pie and enjoy it for a few months. Wrap it in paper for freezing. place in a bag and in the freezer. When you want to sample a pie, send it in a warm oven (about 150 degrees) for 2 hours.
The easiest way to freeze corn is to get it from the leaves, and just put it in the freezer. Whenever you want of corn, just get it and warm up in the microwave for 5 minutes. The leaves protect the corn, so it tastes fresh.
7. Tomato paste
Put out the tomato varieties Roma on low heat with garlic, fresh herbs and olive oil for about 4-5 hours. When the mixture has cooled, place it in freezer bags. You can use this mixture for the base chilli or tomato sauces.
Cook more pasta and freeze small portions in different packages — you can use one small package for soups and casseroles.
Before freezing, make sure that air is released from the package — it should be as flat. For defrosting lower closed package in hot water for a few minutes.
9. Mashed potatoes
With the help of a spoon for ice cream, take a scoop of mashed potatoes and put the ball on the parchment for baking.
Freeze until balls become hard and then store in freezer bags. Mashed potatoes will be stored in the freezer at least two months.
10. Cookie dough
Cookie dough is frozen on parchment and kept in the package for freezing. Can divide into individual portions or just do it in the right form.
Using this dough, you can cook the cookies for 1-2 minutes, without dirty dishes and the table.
11. Potato chips
If you buy enough chips and freeze them in the same packaging in which they were sold, you will always have a snack.
In addition, frozen chips are even tastier than usual, so be defrosted before use.
If the milk you consumed very slowly, and remains sour and result, it is possible to freeze it until next time.
Just pick up the bottle, which will remain in place because of the frozen liquid expands. Thawed milk should be stirred well and you can use (but it is not necessary to defrost it in the microwave).
The only criterion for freezing juice and how to freeze milk, which is quite a large bottle so that the frozen drink was no where to expand.
So there is no need to throw dry bread, you can slice a few loaves and freeze. As needed to reach desired pieces of bread and defrost them in the oven or the microwave. To ensure that the bread does not dry out until the morning, you can leave it on a night off in, tightly closed microwave.
15. Pieces of vegetables
You can freeze chopped onions, peppers or chili in freezer bags. When they get cold enough, I can say on the package “a La carte line to know how much to take at one time.
16. The juice of lemon and lime, lemon zest
Squeeze the lemon and lime in ice moulds and place in the freezer. Now you have at any time fresh citrus juice. Zest also you can freeze and use for cooking different dishes.
You can freeze herbs in molds for ice with a little water or broth to a whole year to use for soups, stews or casseroles.
18. Marinated meat
Put the meat in a package for freezing, pour the marinade and put in the freezer. When you get him, it will already be pickled and it is ready to cook.
19. Homemade casseroles
When you cook casseroles, such as lasagna, why not make more and freeze half, so that in the process of the work week to eat home-made food.
You can use several options of freezing:
Freeze the whole casserole in the dish, the bottom of which is lined paper for freezing. When the casserole is sufficiently frozen, remove the dish, repackage the casserole in the paper for freezing and send it back in the freezer. Plus the fact that you can use the dish until the casserole is stored in the freezer. When she again you will need, place it in a dish and cook.
Freeze in parts. Cook the casserole, allow to cool, cut into pieces and freeze. You can reheat in the microwave.
20. Fish sticks
Semi-finished products, which are sold in stores, it’s hard to call delicious, so why not make homemade fish sticks?
You need to buy fresh fish, cut it into small pieces, roll in egg, flour or bread crumbs, spread on a tray and freeze.
You can then store the homemade fish sticks in freezer bags — they are much tastier than the store, inside which is strange fish mince.
Have you tried to freeze any products?