How To Flash Freeze Food

Do you know how to flash freeze food ?  

I flash freeze food all of the time because I like to prepare food ahead of time and have it in the freezer, ready to go! It seems like we are always having someone drop in unexpectedly and it is great to have appetizers and even main dishes ready to pull out of the freezer and bake at a moments notice.  Every busy cook needs this success secret!  To flash freeze something, set it on a tray unwrapped and put the tray into the freezer for about 20 minutes until firm.  Here you see   Cheese and Garden Herb Stuffed Chicken Breasts ready to go into the freezer for flash freezing.

After about twenty or thirty minutes, remove the food from the baking sheet and place the frozen food into a freezer zip lock bag.  Now just put the ziplock bag back into the freezer until you are ready to use the frozen items.  You can easily re,move one or two pieces of the individually frozen food when you need it.  You can flash freeze fresh berries such as blueberries, blackberries or strawberries.  Then the individually frozen berries are ready to toss into a blender for a quick breakfast smoothie!  Why not make a double batch of pancakes or french toast and flash freeze some for breakfast on another day?  This is a great tip to remember for busy breakfasts on school days! 

Flash freezing keeps things like stuffed chicken breasts or twice baked potatoes or individual meatloaves separated during freezing so removing individual pieces from the zip lock bag is super easy.

Here is my video on flash freezing my Mushroom Bacon Toasties!

Video: How To Flash Freeze Food

Do you know how to flash freeze food? I use this success secret all of the time and you can learn all my tips in this quick video!

Remember, “Let’s Make Life Special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!”

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