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Can you freeze eggplant parmesan after baking?

Or does the eggplant get watery and dilute the dish?

Thanks in advance!

asked by Melanie K. over 1 year ago
6 answers 3727 views
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added over 1 year ago

I found this post - http://everydaylife.globalpost..., which gives a really thorough description of how best to freeze (and thaw after freezing) to avoid a diluted dish. Eggplant parm is a favorite of mine - so very jealous right now.

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added over 1 year ago

Thanks for the link! And no need to be jealous, I haven't made it yet. ;-)

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Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 1 year ago

Yes. Eggplant parmesan is one of those things, like lasagna, that is best made in large doses. To freeze them, I like to refrigerate the leftovers overnight so that they set up well. Then I cut them into individual serving sizes and wrap each one in good quality plastic wrap, then freeze them. It makes it very easy to thaw and reheat only as much as you need.

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added over 1 year ago

Thank you! Refrigerating overnight is a great idea, I'm definitely going to do that.

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added over 1 year ago

Cynthia, I do the same thing with great success.

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added about 1 year ago

Reheating/rebaking in the oven helps to evaporate the liquid that may separate after thawing. It's been my experience that using the microwave exacerbates the problem...of course, you should let it set before serving so some of it may reabsorb. Failing that, you can just pour it off/dab it up with paper towels. :)