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Can you freeze roasted brussel sprouts?

 
 
Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2015 08:03 pm
This seems like it would be an easy question to find the answer to but I can't seem to do it. All of my searches end up with instructions on how to roast sprouts or how to par-cook and freeze sprouts.

I have a lot of sprouts and I want to roast them, then freeze them in serving size portions. Will this work or will they turn to mush?

Thanks!
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2015 08:14 pm
@boomerang,
apparently it's possible

http://www.livestrong.com/article/436853-how-to-freeze-cooked-brussels-sprouts/


(I'll let you go first Smile - I think I'll stick with freezing them raw on cookie sheets and bagging them)
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2015 08:14 pm
@boomerang,
I do, and they aren't mush. Might matter re level of roasting.

Don't trust me, of course, but I use the ones I've either roasted or sauteed, with certain peppy amendments, in a lot of stuff, notably to me my ricotta tortes, but also in nibbling.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 24 Nov, 2015 09:03 pm
@ossobuco,
adds, maybe too late, that I'm not sure, they seemed all right to me.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 09:27 am
Freezing them raw is probably best.

Still, I would love to be able to just thaw them out and throw them in a salad.

I think I'll give it a try. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?
PUNKEY
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 10:33 am
@boomerang,
Blanche, then freeze.
boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 01:29 pm
@PUNKEY,
I'd really like to go ahead and cook them the way I like them. That way I wouldn't have to thaw, then cook -- I could just thaw.
Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 01:36 pm
They are actually called Brussels sprouts...
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 02:27 pm
Vote me down all you like, I'm still right.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 02:31 pm
@boomerang,
Let us know however it goes..
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 03:45 pm
@boomerang,
(don't you blanch them in any case?)
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 03:55 pm
@ehBeth,
I never blanch as I don't mind "bitter"..

I've never blanched my hair either, but did buy a wig once.

(Pardon me, I'm giggly because of a wonderful phone call and am suddenly acting up.)
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 04:10 pm
@ossobuco,
The blanching isn't for the bitterness - it's for the gassiness.

A thousand years ago we were taught to at least double rinse all cruciferous veggies - best to blanch though.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 04:24 pm
@ehBeth,
Ah, I missed that info.
Pfffffffffffffffffffffffttttt!

I haven't noticed that as problem. Will pay more attention.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 25 Nov, 2015 06:28 pm
@ehBeth,
I've never heard that but now I'm interested!
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Tue 1 Dec, 2015 05:11 pm
Can you find brussel sprouts? Apparently there is a shortage in the USA.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 11 Dec, 2015 07:42 pm
To answer my own question --

Yes! They freeze very well.

At least using the recipe I tried which is kind of like a German potato salad recipe using lots of bacon, vinegar and chicken stock.

I thawed them, threw them in a pan, evaporated all the liquid and crisped them up a bit. I think they were better the second time around.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 11 Dec, 2015 07:44 pm
@boomerang,
Thank you, I was wondering but I guess I didn't actually post.
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yides
 
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Reply Tue 29 Dec, 2015 04:46 pm
@boomerang,
Yes, you can freeze brussel sprouts. However, when you want to use it, it should be placed straight into the oven to warm up. Do not let it defrost at all. Good luck.
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