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Freezing

Be smart about freezing food--get expert tips from Chowhounds who love to cook and know what to freeze and what to skip.

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Pot roast question

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by vanessa7 2 days ago

I made Ina Garten's company pot roast last month and had maybe 3-4 cups of pureed vegetable sauce leftover that I froze. I was going to make another pot roast and I am wondering if I can cook the c...

Freezing portions of a gigantic costco chicken pot pie

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by elise h 4 years ago

The Costco chicken pot pie is wonderful. Bountiful large chunks of chicken (white meat) and vegetables. I didn't detect filler potatoes. Creamy, natural tasting sauce. Delectable crust that both cr...

Freeze Breakfast Strata?

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by jspragins 21 days ago

Hi - I have browsed many of the discussions here about strata, but can not find a definitive answer about whether a breakfast strata will freeze well. And a broader internet search led to conflicti...

Freezing gourmet donuts?

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by itryalot 1 year ago

I live in a small town and will be travelling to a large city that has really good gourmet donut shops. I'll need the mini donuts about 6 days after I purchase them. Question: I was thinking of ke...

Stuffed Peppers: Freeze before Baking, or After?

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by BerkshireTsarina 4 years ago

I'm about to stuff some beautiful colored peppers with the usual rice/onion/groundbeef mixture. But I want to freeze these. Researching on Google comes up with radically different answers: some fre...

What to freeze homemade broth in?

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by Starr5678 6 years ago

I make my own broth and have been struggling to find an easy frozen storage solution. I want to freeze in 1 cup portions, since that is what I use most often. I have been premeasuring the broth, ...

Pomegranate juice won't freeze all the way

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by loves2cook82 2 months ago

I bought a bottle of pomegranate juice to make some grenadine for cocktails, and tried to freeze what juice I didn't use in ice cube trays. After a couple days in the freezer, the cubes are mostly ...

Freezing liqueur-filled chocolate bottles

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by somervilleoldtimer 2 months ago

We have a surfeit of those tiny liqueur-filled chocolate bottles, wrapped in foil. Rather than gobbling them all down, I want to wrap them well and freeze them for next year. Will they survive su...

Freezing homemade egg rolls? (Troubleshooting)

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by NiceySpicy 1 year ago

I made up a few egg rolls to freeze and decided to freeze them uncooked. I guess my philosophy was that they won't get too brown too quickly. However, they ended up cracking. So, no good for deep f...

Can you freeze freshly squeezed lemon juice?

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by kemi5 9 years ago

I acquired a grocery-sized paper bag full of lemons from a friend that has multiple trees. Many of them were of the juicy Meyer lemon variety and had become macerated from being crowded in the bag....

Freezing oysters

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by Muteki 8 months ago

I bought some oysters and clams with the intent of cooking them that night. Some unexpected errands and tasks came up and I had to postpone. I was told before to wash them and put them in bags and ...

Freezing cooked cabbage

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by somervilleoldtimer 5 months ago

I make sweet and sour grated and braised red cabbage to go along with chicken paprikash, when I'm in a Hungarian mood. I will be making and freezing paprikash soon, and I'm pondering the wisdom of...

Cream Cheese Frosting: Can I freeze it?

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by DishyDiva 10 years ago

Hello, I made far too much cream cheese frosting for my carrot cake and don't want to throw it out. Do you think the frosting would still be viable if I freeze, then defrost it in the fridge ...

Crabs on ice - HELP

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by 78CVCC 10 years ago

Yesterday my son caught a few crabs on the coast, and brought them back in a cooler filled with ice. They were alive when he brought them back. They were kept outside, in the cooler over night, wit...

What happens if I freeze cheesecake?

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by La Dolce Vita 13 years ago

My cookbooks say not to freeze cheesecake because it ruins the texture. How badly does it ruin it? Does it get gritty and separate?

Freezing Hard Boiled Eggs

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by Pryderi 5 years ago

I have more eggs than I can eat, and I'm looking for a way to preserve them. I thought about hard boiling, peeling, then freezing them. It would be convenient to have the eggs whole, but I'm not ...

Freezing Anchovies

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by kjbnyc 2 years ago

I have read that anchovies can go bad quickly, even when stored in the fridge and packed in oil. Can they be frozen? Will that compromise the quality at all?

Freezing ice cream toppings portions

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by TracyPark 10 months ago

I enjoy a wide variety of desserts, freezing many of them and then thawing out portions. I've tried a dozen or so recipes for caramel sauce and fudge sauce that I like to have over vanilla ice crea...

Freezing cream cheese - DON'T

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by Bat Guano 11 years ago

I don't know if this is common knowledge or not, but it doesn't work - the cream cheese sort of separates and turns grainy when you thaw it out, turns into nasty dry particles mixed with liquid.