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Can I freeze kale?

asked by WoooPigSooie almost 8 years ago

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Lexmccall
added almost 8 years ago

absolutely, though I think it works best if you blanch it first. (boil briefly in salted water, then dunk into cold water & drain, and chop into pieces)

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Fantastic Mr Fox
added almost 8 years ago

Yes, but as with many vegetables, you should probably blanch it for a few seconds in boiling water and shock in an ice bath to preserve the green color and halt the enzyme action that will cause it to wilt.

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Fantastic Mr Fox
added almost 8 years ago

(Weird when two people post the same answer at the same time). :-)

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Fantastic Mr Fox
added almost 8 years ago

This link to the National Center for Home Food Preservation (yes, that exists) will tell you how they recommend freezing just about anything edible...

http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/how/freeze.html

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WoooPigSooie
added almost 8 years ago

Thanks Lexmccall! I bought some for the minestrone recipe winner (so tasty!) but didn't use the whole bag. I hate to waste it. Plus I know I want to try out the quinoa and kale recipe soon....

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Fantastic Mr Fox
added almost 8 years ago

Go with the spinach entry for kale...sorry for the multiple posts:
http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/how/freeze/greens.html

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fry it
added almost 8 years ago

Yes - Blanch, squeeze and freeze. I do it every year.

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