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Freezing Eggplant

Posted by skeip 5 WI (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 20, 12 at 15:08

Yesterday I picked 9 beautiful Egplants, which is about 7 more than we will eat before they go bad. I thought of freezing them, NCHFP says to slice and blanch, but I thought since Eggplant is so watery that slicing and roasting might give a better result. Any thoughts? TYIA.

Steve


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RE: Freezing Eggplant

I can't comment on roasting eggplant, but I did blanch and freeze slices a couple of years ago, and it wasn't mushy at all. When I took it out of the freezer, I made eggplant parm with it and it came out great.


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RE: Freezing Eggplant

I slice, bread, and cook my eggplant just as if I were making eggplant parmesan...then package and freeze with freezer paper separating the slices. When I'm ready to make eggplant parmesan, I just take out the number of slices I need for the dish. After layering with the sauce and cheeses, I bake as normal, but the work of breading and cooking the eggplant is already done.

Eggplant dressing and eggplant casseroles also freeze and reheat nicely.

Jill


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RE: Freezing Eggplant

Or you could make these & freeze them--my daughter said she prefers these over hamburgers (& she's normally a little carnivore).

Here is a link that might be useful: Eggplant burger


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RE: Freezing Eggplant

I peel mine and chop. Adding a small amount of olive oil to a large pan with a good amount of chopped garlic I saut� the eggplant till tender. When tender and cooled I measure out a cup or so into freezer bags. I add this to pasta sauce. Very good.


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Yum...I'm going to try that! Since I already have frozen cooked slices and pre-made casseroles and dressing, my plain chopped frozen packages of eggplant haven't been getting used. Your method sounds like a delightful addition to pasta sauce. Even though mine is already frozen plain, I'll saute some with garlic and onions and add to sauce. Next year I'll saute it before freezing. Sounds yummy.

Jill


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