Questions tagged [freezing]

Methods, techniques, and quality/safety concerns around the freezing of various foods.

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What is the best way to keep fresh food good for a long trip?

I would like to buy a few meals from a restaurant that would then later be reheated. What would be the best way to safely transport pasta for 10+ hours while maintaining freshness and quality? I was ...
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Will this recipe for vegetable fritters freeze well?

I have a recipe for vegetable fritters that I've been given which consists of: 200g flour 200g raw beetroot, peeled and grated 200g carrot, peeled and grated spring onions The ingredients are ...
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How does repeatetly moving food from freezer to fridge and back every day affect it?

My fridge and freezer makes noise to the point that it is hard for me to sleep (even with earplugs) so I have began to shut off the power to the fridge and freezer during the night. My fridge is set ...
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Preserve peppers before smoking — freeze or dehydrate?

I would like to make some chipotle (smoked red jalapeno peppers) at home. Currently I am building a smoker in my garden, where I also I grow a few jalapeno plants. My problem is that the peppers are ...
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Is adding guar gum and lecithin alone enough for homemade ice cream?

I am trying to make decently smooth and scoopable ice cream. I don't have any thickening agent at the moment and I also don't have an ice cream machine, so to make a decently viscous blend that isn't ...
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My freezer is filled with ice - is it safe to to use it as is?

I have just discovered that my freezer has a significant amount of ice coating. Is it safe to put meals in there for storage? If so, what would be the recommended way for defrosting those meals?
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How to deal with foul fishy odor of frozen shrimp

Note: I can't actually cook, I am just trying to learn to roughly assemble and heat things. Explain things to me like I know nothing. A few weeks ago I decided to try out cooking some shrimp for ...
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What does dry ice to to ice cream besides freezing it faster?

From what I've seen, using dry ice to make ice cream makes the whole freezing process a lot faster than a freezer. (Besides speed, the only other benefit I can think of is trapping some gas in the ice ...
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Can freezer jam not be frozen if sealed?

I make my jam in sterile jars and use a freezer jam recipe. I then seal using a hot water bath for 15 minutes. I know you don't need to seal it but I always do. Something about it makes me feel safer ...
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Can I eat venison that was frozen for 13 years? [duplicate]

My mother in law has has vacuum sealed venison in the freezer for about 13 years. Would it still be ok to eat? It doesn't look like anything is wrong with it.
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How to make a gel that doesn't harden at below freezing temperatures

So I have an idea for a lemon bar ice cream and I want to swirl in the custard and add chunks of short bread in. I could just make the custard for a lemon bar as is but I suspect that after freezing ...
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When a cheesecake recipe says “freeze” for 1 hour do they mean literally freeze in the freezer or do you put in the refrigerator?

When a no bake American cheesecake recipe says "freeze" for 1 hour do they mean literally freeze in the freezer or do you put it in the refrigerator to cool?
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Why does frozen food still have an expiration date?

In a below 0°C environment, no bacteria or fungi may grow. How could time "spoil" frozen food? edit: More concretely, I have lobsters and pizza dough that stayed really long in my freezer, are ...
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Does defrosting and refreezing affect shelf life? [duplicate]

I often cook in batch and freeze the part I don't plan to eat within a few days. When I take out the food from the freezer I have two options: use "fast defrosting" with microwave function leaving ...
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How to prevent frozen food from freeze-drying?

I have one of those no-frost freezers and while it's awesome that I do not have to defrost it every once in a while, it has a nasty habit of freeze-drying everything I put inside it. This includes ...
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Can one keep chocolate uncovered in the freezer?

I bought a chocolate bar and only hate half of it. I want to store it in the freezer, but part of it will be uncovered. Is this a safe way to store it in the freezer ?
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Is it safe to freeze raw garlic in vacuum-sealed (FoodSaver) bags?

I'm generally aware of the botulism-related dangers of storing raw garlic in anaerobic environments at room temperature (or even in the fridge), but couldn't find much info on whether it was safe if ...
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Can pickles (like beetroot) be frozen?

Living alone I can not resist buying pots of pickles. But I do not dare to open them as I know I will not finish them before they go off, even when kept in the fridge. I have binned a few pots with at ...
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i had hamburger meat frozen 1.5 years. i thawed it in the refridgerater for 3 days is it safe to eat? It is nice and pink, smells fine [duplicate]

I had my hamburger meat frozen for 1.5 years, then I took it out and thawed it in the refridgerator 3 days. Still nice and pink. Is it safe to eat?
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Is it ok to cook beef from frozen in a slow cooker?

It's my first time cooking with frozen beef. I'm currently making a slow cooker stew which will be on high heat for around 7 hours. Is it okay to use frozen beef? I also add in a kettle of bottle ...
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Can I make a sourdough boule, freeze it then thaw it and bake it?

I think sourdough yeasts don’t do well with being frozen normally, but if I’ve let the dough go through all of its rises and shaped it into the final loaf can I freeze it before baking since the air ...
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Is it better to freeze crepe batter or cooked crepes?

I sometimes make crepe pancakes with the following recipe: 200g of flour, 350ml of milk, 2 eggs and a table spoon of vegetable oil. I was wondering whether it was better to store the crepe batter in ...
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Keeping cooked pasta, chicken, beef, shrimp, and rice edible for at least 5 days [duplicate]

I am trying to meal prep for the work week. I have come up with recipes that meet my calorie goals, and I am trying to make them in advance. I have tried this in the past, but what I noticed is that I ...
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When is the best time to freeze bread?

We have a small household and most baked goods are not finished before they go stale. For bread and buns, when is the best time to freeze? After knead? Before first proof? After proof? After ...
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Refreezing Nagaimo

I know refreezing anything is unadvised and will result in a loss of quality. With that in mind, will refreezing the grated pulp of Nagaimo (Japanese mountain yam) result in a disastrous Okinomiyaki (...
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Reheating no boil lentil lasagna noodles after freezing

Can I use no boil lentil lasagna noodles, cook the lasagna, then freeze and reheat without mushy noodles?
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Freeze or refrigerate bread?

What is the better way to store lots of preservative-less bread approaching the expiration date: freezer or refrigerator? Does one method dry out the bread more than another?
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Do I thaw frozen sea food before cooking?

Do I need to keep prepared frozen sea food frozen before cooking? I purchased cod, shrimp, and scallops.
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Cake with ganache on top going to the freezer

I’ll pour the ganache over the cake, then freeze the cake with the ganache on top. Will it freeze ok together?
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Freezing meat in Tupperware vs freezer bag

What's the difference between freezing meat (mainly, but vegs not excluded) in a Tupperware instead in freezer bags? Does the space and air between the meat and the recipient imply any change in ...
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Is it ok to cold smoke steak before freezing?

About to wrap up a 60 day dry aged ribeye. After slicing to 2" thick cut steaks and trimming the pellicle i was debating on cold smoking with cherry for two hours. I've done this before but directly ...
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Frozen Fruits Effectivenss? [duplicate]

I've got a variety of frozen fruits in a freezer that I've been neglecting...For 12 months or so, at this point. At this point I'm wondering whether I should bother with the fruit at all or if there's ...
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How bad is it to freeze vegetables in glass for a maximum of 4 weeks?

How bad is it to freeze vegetables, like broccoli, spinach, or cauliflower in glass pots? I am using glass pots from IKEA that are airtight. I will be storing them for no more than 4 weeks. How does ...
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Best way to preserve excess tallow long-term

I received a shipment of eight 14oz bottles of grass-fed beef tallow. I will use one bottle right away. What is the best way to preserve the rest of the seven? One idea is to put the 7 bottles in a ...
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Does the nitrogen-based cryogenic freezing technology work equally well for all durian types, or only for a few types?

Does the nitrogen-based cryogenic freezing technology work equally well for all durian types, or only for a few types?
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is it okay to freeze calamari after cooking, even though it was frozen at time of purchase?

Is is safe to freeze calamari prepared as an appetizer if it was frozen earlier at the time of purchase?
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How much does freezing grapes longer sweeten them more?

My grandparents in Toronto bought 10 kg of Ontario coronation grapes from Loblaws on Sep 1 2019, as they have been doing the past 10 years. They don't know why, but the grapes taste too sour and ...
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Edibility of frozen blended chicken and vegetable smoothie [duplicate]

I boil an eclectic mix of vegetables and some chicken breast (I boil the vegetables and chicken breast separately) then blend everything together in a blender (using water from boiling the vegetables ...
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How long can you keep whiskey in the freezer? [duplicate]

Jack Daniels Tennessee honey, in the freezer for over a year. Is it okay to drink?
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Can ganache with butter be frozen, thawed and reused?

I have made a batch of ganache with butter in it. The recipe was supposed to be for chocolates, but I want to now use it on top of a cake. Can I freeze it, then thaw and use it in about a weeks time?
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Why is it suggested to freeze Chimichurri Sauce?

From a fresh herb garden I’ve made chimichurri sauce and when researching how to store the leftovers I’ve ran across several sites such as balls: https://www.freshpreserving.com/chimichurri---ball-...
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Can frozen (fresh) flower petals be used in baking the same as unfrozen fresh petals?

I had seen a recipe that calls for fresh flower petals - a dark bread recipe with honey and bright flower petals through it, specifically. I know it wanted fresh petals for the color (dried so often ...
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PET containers for freezer meals?

I'm looking to develop freezer meals for my family. The meals will be frozen in plastic takeout boxes likely PET, or PET-lined paper/kraft bowls. The frozen meals are likely to remain frozen even ...
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How long will schmaltz last in the freezer?

I have three frozen containers of schmaltz. The newest is three months old; the oldest is probably a couple of years old. Are any of them edible?
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Freezing or drying “hardy” herbs

I have some decently sized herb plants in my garden. In their respective prime I like to chop and freeze herbs like chives and parsley, while stuff like basil is only really good fresh. "Hardy" ...
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Would freezing ruin an emulsified broth like tonkotsu?

I've developed something of an obsession with ramen lately. Tonkotsu ramen has a pork broth base, which is made with blanched pork bones left at a rolling boil for around 12 hours. Its creamy texture ...
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How to stop frozen bananas making everything else in the freezer taste like banana?

I freeze peeled bananas for making ice cream. I triple bag them in three Ziploc bags. This works fine. However, apparently they are making other things in the freezer taste like bananas. Apart from ...
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Can I freeze chickpea curry?

I've made chickpea curry which has canned chickpeas, canned tomatoes and coconut cream (and onions, chilli powder, tumeric
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Can I safely eat uncooked raw chicken that has been in my freezer over a year? [duplicate]

Can I safely eat raw uncooked chicken that has been in my freezer since April 2018 (over a year)?
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Why does stock lose flavor in the freezer?

When storing chicken stock in the freezer, a lot of sources say that it should store up to 6 month and will lose some of its flavor after that. What are the lost flavors and what chemical processes ...

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