How to Freeze Cauliflower

Sometimes you may find you have an over abundance of cauliflower from your garden and couldn't use it all in a short time. If you find yourself in that situation, or found a great deal on cauliflower then you might want to freeze some for another day. Here's how.

First, wash the cauliflower head in cool water to remove any dirt.

Cauliflower

Trim off all the leaves at the base.

Cut Leaves off base

Cut cauliflower into smaller pieces.

Cut cauliflower in small pieces

In a large pot boil enough water to cover cauliflower, once it's reached a rolling boil add the cauliflower pieces. Blanch for 2 minutes. Remove from pot and put into a cold water bath to stop it from over cooking. Strain out any water.

Gently pat dry then place on a baking sheet. Spread out blanched cauliflower then place in the freezer for three minutes to completely cool. Some people skip this step but I like to have my cauliflower loose in the bag rather than sticking all together in a frozen clump.

Spread Caulflower on Baking Sheet

Once cooled. place into freezer bags or appropriate freezer container.

Remove excess air from bag. Label with the date and contents.

Will keep up to 9 months in the freezer.

Packed cauliflower

 

The Author:

Pioneerthinking.com - Ingredients for a Simple Life.

August 7, 2017

 

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