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Freezing Fish Chowder?

The Librarian May 10, 2008 09:15 PM

I made some great clam and fish chowder yesterday, and I'd like to know if I can freeze it. It has whole milk and potatoes, two things that I'm not sure freeze well. Can I do it or will I totally mess it up? Thanks!

  1. sarah galvin May 10, 2008 11:40 PM

    I would not freeze fish chowder. Can't you just have it again tomorrow for lunch?

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      MexicoKaren May 11, 2008 07:55 AM

      I doubt the flavor and consistency would survive freezing. There is no safety issue - just that it may be grainy and a bit curdly when it thaws.

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        another_adam May 11, 2008 09:17 AM

        Yeah, I agree-- all three of these components (things with potatoes, things with milk, and things with cooked fish) tend to suffer in texture from freezing. I'd go for tasty short-term leftoevers!

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          RGC1982 May 11, 2008 10:10 AM

          Don't do it. Eat it within 24 hours -- my grandmother's advice from years ago.

          1. The Librarian May 11, 2008 11:24 AM

            Thanks, all! What would I do without my fabulous fellow CHs? I had a feeling that freezing it was not a good idea.

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            1. re: The Librarian
              broncosaurus May 12, 2008 07:01 AM

              As an experiment, consider freezing half a cup or so. then you'll have a more definitive answer.

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              pemma May 12, 2008 01:08 PM

              I've frozen homeade seafood chowder and leek/potato soup (also milk-based) many times and it is always fine.

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