Friday, September 23, 2011

Freezing Cabbage

I bet you never thought to freeze cabbage!
Cabbage is a great vegetable to include in your diet as it contains more anti-cancer compounds than any other food!
I like to use it in soups through the Winter, so freezing it comes in handy.
 My friend Beth gave me the biggest cabbage I had ever seen a couple of days ago.
I am so thankful to have so much of it in the freezer for later use.



To freeze: 
Wash and discard outer leaves.
Cut into wedges or shred in thin cuts.

Blanch wedges for 3 minutes.
If you shred the cabbage, blanch for 1 1/2 minutes.
Cool and drain....I always lay the cabbage out on a clean dish towel on the counter.

When cabbage is fairly dry, pack into quart freezer bags, seal and freeze.

It is that easy!

Have a wonderful day!

~Julia


13 comments:

Shannon said...

Freeze cabbage?! This sounds really easy and would make a great addition to Winter Soup. Do you know if it thaws well enough to add to a stir fry?

I love all your food posts lately. They're are really fun and helpful!

Keri On said...

Thanks for the tip!

Julia said...

Hi Shannon:). YES, I think it thaws well enough for a stir fry. It just isn't quite as crispy as fresh cabbage. What a great idea. Good luck with your freezing and preserving:).

~Julia

Alycia said...

Great posts! I just pulled in a bunk of peppers and was wondering what to do with them. And, I love the idea of freezing the cabbage too! Definitely will plant more cabbage this year. :)

Carlan said...

Shannon,it definitely works for stir fry... my mother did it when I was growing up... and when I told her how much I had to do something with that is what she suggested!:)

Holly said...

Julia, are you advising to blanch the cabbage twice, or do you mean that the cabbage should be blanched once (for a time determined by whether it's a wedge or in shreds when you blanch it)? Thanks for the information on how to make it easy to keep cabbage on hand.

Gumbo Lily said...

I didn't know you could freeze cabbage. Cool!

Julia said...

Hi Holly,

You just blanch once. So, wedges should be blanched for 3 minutes and if you shred the cabbage, blanch it for 1 1/2 minutes. Sorry if it was confusing...I will go back and fix my wording:). Good luck with your preserving!

~Julia

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing this tip. For some reason, I didn't think you could freeze cabbage. This will be great for all my winter soups.

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