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Preparing food for freezer?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 28, 2011 at 5:34 PM

What things do you do to prepare food for the freezer?

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on August 28, 2011
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to stop the enzyme action- they will keep better and taste better

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Great info. But why do veggies need to be blanched?

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Thank You Michael!

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Thsnkd for the help!

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Thanks I need to try the sous vide!

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All veggies need to be Blanched. Google this and pick an authoruity.

Meats need to be double wrapped- plastic- reduce air ( rubber bands if it has a bone) then tight with foil. Again google and pick an authority you like. I heavy duty vaccum sealer is the best way if you buy shares of a cow or pig, in fact a must.

making pickles and sauces, and fermanting are good ways of keeping good food thruogh out the winter too.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 28, 2011
at 08:14 PM

to stop the enzyme action- they will keep better and taste better

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on August 28, 2011
at 05:53 PM

Thsnkd for the help!

6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

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on August 28, 2011
at 07:42 PM

Great info. But why do veggies need to be blanched?

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on August 28, 2011
at 05:49 PM

I vacuum everything, and meat i freeze cooked in their vacuumbag (sous vide cooked meats). I try to freeze pieces that are not too large, so they freeze as fast as possible (smaller ice crystals, less moisture loss when thawing). Meat is 75% water so this is important. I use glass jars for liquids.

I put berries on sheet pans and freeze them on the pan, after they are frozen i bag them and put them back to freezer.

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on August 28, 2011
at 05:53 PM

Thanks I need to try the sous vide!

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on August 28, 2011
at 11:17 PM

Making sure your food is patted dry after washing/blanching/before wrapping will cut down on the frost burn.

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on August 28, 2011
at 06:18 PM

No question that a heavy duty vacuum sealer is the best way to go. You can even cook foods in advance and get good preservation results with an effective vacuum sealer. It also works for jars as well.

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Thank You Michael!

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