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How do one freeze or preserve egg plants?
By Raymond F from Ocilla, GA
My friend would peel, chop, and boil the eggplant until done, then strain well, and freeze in quart size bags. They use it in place of bread cubes for stuffing type mixes, and instead of rice or noodles in casseroles. She says that you can thaw it, drain it well again, then season with whatever you would have used anyway, says that it reduces the amount of simple carbs in your diet. Haven't tried it yet, but it sounds great.
Raymond, go to www.pickyourown.org. This is a great site for any and all freezing and canning. I use it regularly.
Does anyone know of a way I can freeze eggplant?
By Cora B.
Cut into 1 1/2 slices and water blanch for 4 to 5 minutes.
Be sure to give them an immediate ice water bath after the blanching to stop the cooking process. Pat them dry and remove as much air from the freezer bag you place them in as possible because both of those steps help to reduce freezer burn.
Can you freeze eggplant?
Hi. I freeze eggplant all the time both raw and cooked. I find it freezes raw very well. I slice mine into slices first and then freeze.
Can Japanese eggplants (fresh or cooked) be frozen?
By Maryeileen from Brooklyn, OH