Everybody wants to stock food for future use during this lockdown period. If you guys are thinking of stacking foods for later use during the lockdown, follow these tips used by chefs, restaurants, and dietitians to store food in freezer.
Preserving an ample stash of kitchen essentials is the smart thing to do to wade through these difficult times. If you too are thinking of stacking foods for later use during the lockdown, follow these tips used by chefs, restaurants, and dietitians to store food in freezer.
Here are 5 Tips to Store Food in Freezer:
- Use a baking sheet to freeze fruits. Avoid the fruits sticking to each other in the freezer by enwrapping fruits separately inside a single layer of the baking sheet
- Blanch raw vegetables in hot water. They freeze much better when they are blanched. The author of ‘The Protein-Packed Breakfast Club’, Lauren Harris-Pincus, says, “It helps minimize spoiling of the products and increases the amount of time you can leave it in the freezer.”
- To freeze eggs, scramble them first. The author of ‘The Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook’, Dana Angelo White, RD, who is also a dietician, suggests, “Precooked egg dishes like a frittata, sandwiches, and quiche can also be frozen, and can go right from freezer to oven.”
- If you want to stock liquid meals like soup, try to freeze single servings. Harris-Pincus says, “I often freeze soups in re-sealable bags, then lay flat until frozen. Once hardened, they can be stacked to maximize storage.”
- Pre-slice bread before freezing. If a loaf of bread, that you won’t be able to eat before the expiration date, just store it in the freezer to extend its life.
Follow these useful tips to store foods in freezer that you keep using for cooking.
In the Meantime, don’t bother freezing these foods
Harris-Pincus says, high-moisture veggies like raw potatoes, celery, or lettuce don’t freeze well at all. Meat is also tricky. White says, raw meat that has yet to be cooked can fare well in the freezer, but freezing cooked meat that isn’t ground isn’t ideal.