We all know about the usual foods that you shouldn’t attempt to freeze, but just like the microwave can cook and do a lot more than you might expect, there are plenty of foods you wouldn’t assume you can or should freeze…but it is possible. Freezers are a godsend when it comes to storing food and a storage solution when you spot a good deal and buy in bulk. But a lot of us aren’t getting the most out of our freezers, so here is a list of foods you can freeze that you most likely have never tried.
Avocados can be a right pain when it comes to keeping them fresh and ensuring they are ripe enough to eat. Often we will only need half of one and this usually means that the other half will slowly age in our fridge to the point where we have to throw it out. Instead of this you should try freezing it! The freezing process does change their consistency so we wouldn’t advice putting them back into a salad but instead consider using them to make a cool and refreshing guacamole.
You have probably never tried this but hummus can be stored in the freezer. It is actually a good idea as a lot of us tend to by hummus then it gets shoved to the back of the fridge and forgotten about. All you need to do is drizzle a thin layer of oil over the top of it to prevent it from drying and you are good to go.
So this is a bit of an odd one but if like us you never tend to finish a bag of crisps in one sitting then you might want to consider freezing them after instead of letting them loose their freshness in a cupboard. Putting them in the freezer keeps their freshness and they barely take a few minutes to defrost.
Corn on the Cob
Putting fresh corn on the cob in the freezer can mean it lasts up to a year! That includes the husk if you get it fresh but if you buy it from a regular store you will want to take the corn off the husk when freezing to prevent any loss of colour and flavour.
By cracking eggs into a bowl and gently mixing with a pinch of salt, you have a way of making your eggs last a lot longer than they would naturally. Obviously you don’t want to put the eggs in with their shells unless you want to have the fun of cleaning up a frozen egg explosion.
Cooked Pasta and Rice
If you always cook too much pasta or rice then you don’t have to put it in the fridge or throw it out. Instead if you freeze it in individual portions then you give yourself an ideal meal option for later use. All you have to do is reheat the pasta in the microwave or briefly bring it back to the boil in a pan.