Results for - Foods You Should NEVER Put in Your freezer
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1. It's been said before that a stocked freezer is the best and easiest way to win in the kitchen. And that's true (most of the time). But there are a handful (well, a couple of handfuls) of foods that get strange when frozen and then defrosted. What foods are you familiar with that should not be frozen?
Cheese: Soft cheeses such as ricotta, goat, or cream cheese tend to separate when frozen and thawed.
Fried Food: Unless soggy is your thing, keep these suckers away from the cold.
Whole Eggs: Eggs can expand when frozen, causing the shell to crack and potentially let bacteria in.
Coffee: The coffee can get ruined. Thawing and refreezing yields condensation on the beans which causes them to absorb freezer smells.
Most Dairy: Cream, buttermilk, yogurt, sour cream, and custard all separate and curdle in the freezer.
Some Produce: Produce that has a high water content (cucumbers, watermelon, lettuce) gets limp and soggy when frozen and defrosted.
Cooked Pasta: Cooked pasta turns into a mushy puddle of gluten after it's frozen.
Fresh Herbs: Try to thaw a bunch of fresh herbs from frozen and you'll be left with a brown, soggy mess.
Potatoes: When was the last time you craved a soft, grainy potato?
Avocados: The texture of avocados changes when frozen, so you can kiss that silky interior goodbye.
Sauces Thickened With Flour or Cornstarch: Thickened sauces like gravy and béchamel separate when frozen and thawed.
I am familiar with all of them.
Other (please specify)
2. Be honest, have you tried freezing any of these food items?
3. Were you familiar with any of these frozen food facts before reading this survey?
4. Does this make you more aware of what to freeze food-wise?
10/20/2015 Products 1657 39 By: SmokeyandBandit