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Can you freeze cucumbers?
By Russell S
I just thought I'd share that I made some tabouli and the recipe made a huge amount. I couldn't eat all of it so I thought I wonder how it would be if I froze it. I put it in individual serving containers and tried it, thinking it would probably turn to mush. But I was very surprised! It froze beautifully. It was not mushy at all, in fact when defrosted the cucumbers were still nice and crunchy. :)
Can I freeze cucumbers?
By Starr B.
Google a recipe for frozen pickles. I have made them and they are very good, like a sweet pickle.
Can you freeze fresh cucumbers?
By Melissa from Madison, IN
They turn soft and mushy when frozen. I think it is due to the high water content. But if you brine them like in a recipe for freezer pickles you can.
Can you freeze sliced cucumbers to pickle at a later date?
By Blove from Randolph, AL
Anything with moisture content is going to change structure when the cells freeze. When fall comes and we get the first freeze, that is enough to begin the mush process. That is why to put zucchini in the freezer for future use in baking, you must shred it and then expect more moisture to 'press out' to use in a recipe. All frozen veggies will react according to their water content. That is why it is best to bake with the product then freeze it instead of the ingredients.
Can you freeze cucumbers from the garden?
By Sherry H
Sorry, but my experience is that they are super mushy when thawed.
Why do you have to add sugar? Will this not make the cucumbers too sweet?
Cucumbers have a high water content. To freeze them, they need to be brined. You can brine them with salt or sugar. You rinse it all off at the time of use. It really doesn't affect the flavor.
You see better off making pickles out of them.
Can I freeze cucumbers for a short period of time minus the brain?
By Cynthia from TX
I would not recommend freezing cucumbers for any length of time because of their high water content. They will become mushy.
I was just wondering why you have to add onions to the brine. Does this not change the taste of the cucumbers?
I can't use sugar, sugar feeds cancer. I have cancer and a lot of cucumbers.
By Ray from Ephrata, WA
After freezing the pickles, how long will they keep in the freezer? How do I thaw them out for eating? Thank you.
By Karla W from Washta, IA