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Freezing and Cooking With Eggplant

I have a good size crop of eggplant this year. I'd like to freeze it for later on, but I don't want to bread and fry it all. Does any one have suggestions on how to do it up? What have others done?

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By Dorothy Myers

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August 20, 20100 found this helpful

I think for a good result the eggplant has to be cooked before freezing. You could bread it and bake it with just a drizzle of oil on it. Very similar to frying, but much easier and it uses a lot less oil. Or experiment and try freezing a few raw slices. Thaw them out and see what the result is.

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August 20, 20100 found this helpful

I have seen it cut into chunks, boiled with salt until almost mushy, then spread into a thin layer and put on cookie sheets to freeze. Then break up into chunks, and place into freezer bags, or vacuum bags, and freeze.

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Then use it as the basis for stuffing/dressing, in place of cornbread or bread cubes, seasoning as you like, and adding cut up onions, celery, etc, and cooked rice, or meat (ground beef, sausage, etc).

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August 21, 20100 found this helpful

Wash, peel, slice 1/3 inch thick. Water blanch 4 minutes in 1 gallon of boiling water containing 1/2 cup lemon juice. Or you can sauté in oil.

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August 19, 20100 found this helpful

How do I freeze eggplant and how do I use it in recipes?

By huguette from FL

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Freezing and Cooking With Eggplant

I have never frozen it, but here is some info:

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whatscookingamerica.net
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I just saw these articles the other day with ways to prepare and recipes:
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There are also recipes in the box above right from here on Thrifty Fun. (06/02/2010)

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