Freezing Eggplant

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Questions and Answers – How To Freeze Eggplant




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



Freezing EggplantEggplant 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.

Wash, peel if desired, and slice 1/3-inch thick.  Prepare quickly, just enough eggplant for one blanching at a time.

Water blanch, covered for 4 minutes in one gallon boiling water containing 1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh or bottled).

Cool, drain and package, leaving 1/2-inch head space.  Seal in zip closure freezer bags and seal and freeze.


For frying:  

Pack the drained slices with a freezer wrap between slices.  Seal and freeze



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