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How do you Blanch eggplant for freezing?
Last Updated: 1st March, 2020
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Hereof, do you have to blanch eggplant before freezing?
Eggplant can be frozen if you intend tocook it after thawing it out. To freeze eggplant, youneed to clean it, cut it into slices, and blanch itbefore placing it in the freezer.
Likewise, how do you Blanch eggplant? Cook (blanch) the eggplant for 4 minutes.Begin counting the blanching time as soon as you place theeggplant in the boiling water. Cover the kettle and boil ata high temperature for the required length of time. You may use thesame blanching water several times (up to 5).
In respect to this, how do you freeze fresh eggplant?
Freeze Eggplant Slices Cut the eggplant into approximatelyone-inch-thick rounds, bake in a 350°F for about 15 to 20minutes, depending on the size of the eggplant, just untiltender. Once cool, place the slices between wax paper to preventsticking, and store in freezer bags orcontainers.
Can you freeze eggplant dip?
Eggplant as a stand-alone dish doesn't respondwell to freezing. With porous, spongy flesh combined withnatural tannins, you inevitably end up with a thawed pieceof mushy vegetable matter with a bitterness that overtakes itsnuanced flavor. But prepared eggplant dishes like babaghanoush can handle it.