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can you freeze swiss chard or kale?

asked by dfal182 about 8 years ago

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pierino
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added about 8 years ago

I guess you could if you really had to. But you would need to steam it cooked first and then squeeze out as much moisture as possible before wrapping it for freezing. It would come out something like frozen spinach. And after that should be ready for use in soups or something.

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KitchenKim
added about 8 years ago

Pierino, does the same freezing process apply to collard greens?

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Kitchen Butterfly
added about 8 years ago

You can freeze Kale but I'd suggest blanching it and chopping it then freezing in zippies, with allt he air squeezed out. In the Netherlands where I live, the Dutch LOVE kale (Boerenkool its called - famer's cabbage!) and we buy it frozen almost all year round.

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added about 8 years ago

Collards? Why not? I love collards. And I see that Kitchen Butterfly uses the very same method I would. Be sure to trim out the stems first.

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