Veg which freeze well
I use frozen veg a certain amount already, whether it's buying them ready-frozen, or making up several portions of something with fresh veg and then freezing them. I'm interested in expanding the range I use.
Potatoes - how well do they work in meals to be frozen, say if they're diced and simmered in a stew/curry/whatever?
Green beans - same question, and how good are the pre-frozen ones?
Okra - my local Indian supermarket has bags of okra in the freezer which I've been eyeing up. How well do these behave, do they get too gelatinous more easily than fresh okra, and of course flavour?
The veg I already keep frozen are sweetcorn, peas (though I'm fussy about the brand), savoy cabbage, broad beans, edamame beans, organic carrots (regular carrots taste too bitter for me). I'll freeze a variety of meals, but I've noticed that mushrooms do not take that well to being frozen and reheated, they get a bit rubbery.
I'm also curious as to people's opinions on cooking frozen veg and then refreezing the resultant meal. I admit that I've already been doing this with frozen sweetcorn, and haven't noticed any problems yet, either with taste and texture, or with potential health problems. Everything is frozen quickly after cooking, and reheated in the microwave until it's piping hot. In particular, I'm wondering about the okra and green beans, since I'd quite like to make a big batch of Indian curry with them.
Last edited by Esofia; 10-05-2011 at 07:28 AM.