How To Freeze Mashed Vegetable

 
08-Mar-2012 by


Freezing Mashed VegetablesFreezing is one of the best methods to preserve both fresh as well as mashed vegetables. This method not only increases the shelf-life of the vegetables, but also makes its utilization easy. Seasonal vegetables can also be cooked, mashed and then stored in order to enjoy its nutritional and culinary benefits for a longer duration. Scroll down to know the methods of freezing mashed vegetables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Muffin Tray Method:

Things Needed:

  • Mashed vegetables
  • Small scoop
  • Muffin tray
  • Ziploc freezer bags
  • Permanent markers

Directions:

  • After the mashed vegetables are prepared, allow them to reach room temperature.
  • Using small scoops and fill the muffin trays with the mashed vegetables.
  • Place the muffin trays into the freezer and allow the contents to freeze for approximately 2 hours till the mashed vegetables reaches a solid state.
  • Transfer the frozen mashed vegetable servings to a ziploc freezer bag.
  • Write the date and number of servings on the ziploc bags using the permanent marker and freeze them again.
  • These frozen portions can be stored for a minimum of two months and can be used whenever required.

 

  • Baggy Rack Method:

Things Needed:

  • Mashed Vegetables
  • Ziploc freezer bags (preferably quart size)
  • Measuring cup
  • Baggy racks
  • Permanent markers

 

Directions:

  • After the mashed vegetables are prepared, allow them to reach room temperature.
  • Use baggy racks to hold the freezer bags.
  • Fill the bags with measured quantities of mashed vegetables (preferably 2 cups).
  • Flatten them and ensure that there is no air inside it before zip locking and leave a half inch header space before sealing it.
  • Label them with date and amount of mashed vegetable inside.
  • Freeze them until they turn hard.

 

Most of the vegetables remain good from 12 to 18 months at 0 degree celcius or lower. Longer storage will not make the food unfit for use, but may impair its quality. So it is always better to use the frozen & mashed vegetables at the earliest.

 

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