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This is probably dumb! Can you freeze cucumbers ?

Last post Jul 17, 2007 9:52 AM by ssstuder_WI . 14 replies.


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  • This is probably dumb! Can you freeze cucumbers ?
    I have frozen Zucheny and used it for bread but what about cucumbers? I have a lot of them and love them in salads. Do they turn to mush?

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  • RE: This is probably dumb! Can you freeze cucumbers ?
    I know you can freeze them in what they call "freezer pickles" Brad, but not sure how they would be*frowning doubtfully* freezing for salads. Don't think I would try it, sorry, but that's just me. Good luck, Connie
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  • RE: This is probably dumb! Can you freeze cucumbers ?
    Cucumbers do not freeze well by traditional methods, but if sliced, preserved in vinegar or brine and frozen, they will retain their texture and make delicious additions to salads year round.

    For freezing, they are best harvested when they are 4 to 6 inches in length and 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

    Preparing for Freezing: Wash, remove wax and peel. Remove the wax from cucumbers. Slice cucumbers thinly.
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  • RE: This is probably dumb! Can you freeze cucumbers ?
    I have frozen sliced cukes with a vinegar, sugar dressing and they turned out very well.
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    Q: Can I freeze cucumbers or cucumber salad?
    A: I've heard back from some people who tried this, all with terrible results. The cucumbers turn limp and mushy, and dewater quite a bit. They should be enjoyed fresh.
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  • RE: This is probably dumb! Can you freeze cucumbers ?
    Just made a big batch of the freezer cucumbers and they are great!
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  • RE: This is probably dumb! Can you freeze cucumbers ?
    I quit too soon on an earlier post. Along with the vinegar and sugar you will need some water, dill if you like it, sliced onions (if wanted). There is another post giving exact measurements but mainly I wanted to say this is definitely freezer friendly.
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    MarineMom682- What recipe do you use?

    Thanks,
    Alliea
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    bump for recipe
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  • RE: This is probably dumb! Can you freeze cucumbers ?
    Thank you all so much. I can always count on this board for good ideas.

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  • RE: This is probably dumb! Can you freeze cucumbers ?

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    FREEZER CUCUMBER PICKLES

    Recipe By :n/a
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Freezing Pickles/Relishes

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    7 cups cucumbers - (abt 2 1/2 lbs) -- sliced 1/8" to 1/4" thick
    3 small onions -- sliced, and separated into rings
    2 tablespoons salt
    1 tablespoon celery seeds
    2 cups sugar
    1 cup white vinegar (5% acidity)

    Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.

    Cook sugar and vinegar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves; pour over cucumbers. Cover and chill 48 hours.

    Spoon mixture into 1/2- or 1-pint jars or freezer containers; seal, label, and freeze for up to 6 months.

    Thaw before serving; after thawing, use within a week.

    This recipe yields 8 half-pints or 4 pints.


    Source:
    "Countryplace Recipe Archive at http://www.progressivefarmer.com/countryplace"
    S(Formatted for MC5):
    "11-22-1999 by Joe Comiskey - jcomiskey@krypto.net"
    Yield:
    "4 pints"

    Enjoy! pegg
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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    SWEET FREEZER PICKLES

    Recipe By :Lynn Thomas
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Freezing Pickles/Relishes
    Vegetables

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3 cups thinly-sliced onion
    1 cup cider vinegar
    2 cups sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons mustard seeds
    1 teaspoon celery seeds
    7 cups medium-sliced cucumber slices

    Combine cider vinegar, sugar, salt, mustard seeds and celery seeds in a saucepan. Heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and the mixture is just at the boiling point. Set aside to cool slightly.

    Meanwhile, peel and slice cucumbers and onions and combine in a large, non-reactive bowl. Pour vinegar mixture over cucumber mixture and stir well to coat. Refrigerate about 12 hours and then pack in freezer containers.

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    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Crisp Cucumber Freezer Pickles

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Freezer Foods Pickles

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    7 cups thin sliced cucumbers -- with peel
    1 large sweet onions -- medium sliced
    1/2 cup green peppers -- thinly sliced
    1/2 cup red sweet peppers -- thinly sliced
    1 tablespoon pickling salt
    1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
    1 cup white vinegar
    2 cups white sugar

    Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
    Stir well, cover and refrigerate for 3 days. Stir every day. Pack into freezer containers and cover with brine (I use ziplock bags to have the pickles in small portions and then place the small bags in a larger freezer container). Freeze. Thaw before serving.


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