Questions & Answers - How To Freeze Eggplant

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How do you store eggplant for future use. Freeze or can in canning jars? - Vickie (8/25/05)


Eggplant is not suitable for drying or canning. Freezing is the best method for home preservation.

To Freeze: Harvest before seeds become mature and when color is uniformly dark.

  1. Wash, peel if desired, and slice 1/3-inch thick. Prepare quickly, enough eggplant for one blanching at a time.
  2. Water blanch, covered for 4 minutes in one gallon boiling water containing 1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh or bottled).
  3. Cool, drain and package, leaving 1/2-inch head space. Seal in zip closure freezer bags and seal and freeze.
  4. For frying -- Pack the drained slices with a freezer wrap between slices. Seal and freeze


Additional Eggplant Information:

Eggplant Equivalent
White Eggplant


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