Freezing Eggplant

Print Friendly

Categories:

Cooking Lessons - Cooking 101    Eggplant   

 

Email this to someoneShare on Facebook0Share on Google+0Pin on Pinterest0Share on StumbleUpon0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Yummly0

Questions and Answers – How To Freeze Eggplant

 

 

Question:

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

 

Answers:

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

 

 

Comments and Reviews

Leave a Reply