Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Flash Freezing

Flash freezing is a wonderful kitchen skill that I've used with my strawberries, but it's handy for a lot more than that. I've also used this technique for burger patties; you can use it for anything that would normally clump together when frozen in the same container/freezer bag. What you have to do is spread the item, burger patties, for instance, out on wax paper in a single layer on a cookie sheet, not touching. Once everything is all spread out you throw it in the freezer for a few hours. After the patties are frozen, you can put them together in a freezer bag for storage without any worries that they will stick to each other. When you need one burger, you can pull out one, or two, or the exact amount you need without having to defrost the entire contents of the baggie. I've used this with my healthy burgers several times and it's great, plus the strawberries! They are so delish, and I can pour out a handful onto my bowl of cereal every morning for a breakfast full of pure bliss.

PS: My mom taught me this one, so here's to her! :)

PPS: My first photo upload! I'm so proud. ;) This is a picture of our strawberries with a partially completed cookie sheet. We packed a lot more on there; as long as they are in a single layer and not touching it works. To properly credit the lovely photo, one of the kids took it; not sure which one, but it was either The Middle Child or The Youngest.


Tristin said...

Looks wonderful. Nice to see all those strawberries being used for something.

Heard about your hand, hope you're all right.

Kim said...

Awww, thanks. I'm fine, or I will be in a few days. No cast or splint or anything to show for it. :(