freezing leeks

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freezing leeks

Post: #273137 Big Al
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:41 am

Hi again folks,

I've still got too many leeks in the garden and was wondering about freezing them. I'm sure that in the past I've blanched them in hot water for a couple of minutes rolling boil then put them on a tray and into the freezer for a flash freeze. when cold bag up and use later.
At least that's what i think I did but doing searches I can only find plumbing sprays to freeze leeks in pipes.....



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Re: freezing leeks

Post: #273139 diggernotdreamer
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:10 pm

Hi Al, leeks don't freeze that well, they do go a bit stringy and limp, but if you want to have a go and then use them straight from the freezer for soup or stew, they would be ok, I had to freeze a lot of onions when they froze in the bad winter, and justused them from frozen in bolognese sauce. Cut them into chunks, blanche for a minute in boiling water then transfer into a large bowl of cold water, strain them off and freeze on trays then pack into containers or bags, if you freeze on a tray, you can get individual bits more easily, hope this helps, best wishes Lyn

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Re: freezing leeks

Post: #273181 wabbit955
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:08 pm

slice them and fry them off first freeze much better this way :icon_smile:
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Re: freezing leeks

Post: #273194 Big Al
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:26 pm

Thanks for the info. I had done a few of them, like 25 leeks the par boiled method and then read the other sugestion so I did the rest like that so now i have an enormouse amount of frozen leeks ready for my culinary wizardry over the comming months. Thanks once again for your help. :grouphug:

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