Can You Freeze Courgettes
Courgettes are great to grow in the garden and allotment, you can reap some great rewards from them and the amount you can get off a plant can be fantastic as they can be heavy croppers. The only issue is you can have too many ready at one time. so need to look at storing them. One way you may think about is can you freeze courgettes. Freezing courgettes will keep them for much longer than just leaving them in a cold garage. Here we explain the best way to freeze your courgettes for a later date.
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How to freeze courgettes
Here we will give you an easy step by step process on how to freeze your courgettes so that you can use them at a later date and not waste any food.
- Wash your courgettes. Make sure they have thoroughly been washed especially if you have picked them from the garden.
- Slice your courgettes into pieces, making sure the skin and seeds are not on them.
- Boil a pan of water on the oven until it is bubbling and steaming.
- Carefully place the courgette into the pan to boil for 2 mins. Do not fully cook them.
- Have a bowl of ice water ready.
- Drain the courgettes and put them into the ice water. for as long as you cooked them 1-2 mins.
- Place the pieces of courgette on a baking tray covered with greaseproof paper. Make sure they are not touching.
- Place the tray of courgette in the freezer for around 2 hours until frozen solid
- Take the courgette out of the freezer and put them into a zip lock bag with the date on.
- Put them back in the freezer until you need them. The courgette will last around three months in the freezer.
- When you are ready to use them take them out and finish cooking them.
We hope you have got the answer to the question “Can you freeze courgettes?” Now you won’t be wasting any carrots by throwing them away. Safely freeze your courgettes until needed.