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Nov 8, 2011 07:03 PM

Freeze cooked kale?

We will be away for a bit and I have all this cooked kale. There was a little bit of vinegar in the recipe so it might keep in the fridge till we return but not sure of that so if I can freeze it I will. Thanks!

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  1. gee beth, i don't know why not. it's cooked and lost alot of its moisture, so i bet it would be fine. i mean, if it changed in an unexpected and less desirable way, you could still do so many things with it>> chop and add to soup; chop and add to stir fried rice , or pasta dishes....

    1. My guess is that the kale will freeze like spinach.

      1. It'll freeze just great.

        1. Thank you all. Off to kitchen to wrap and freeze.

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          1. re: Bethcooks

            I also thank you all, as I too have a bunch of kale I've cooked but won't be able to use for a bit.

            1. re: Breezychow

              I'm so curious: any post-frozen kale stories? How did the texture hold up after thawing and heating?

              1. re: rogueKitty

                I've recently seen commercially frozen chopped kale (possibly blanched but not cooked) - at Whole Foods and Trader Joes. The WF version worked fine; haven't tried the TJ yet.

                1. re: paulj

                  Thank you paulj. I wasn't clear in my last post...

                  I've eaten store-bought frozen greens and they're yummy enough, but I'm really interested now in how my excellent Southern-seasoned, slow-cooked greens would taste after I freeze/thaw the leftovers... :)

                  1. re: rogueKitty

                    They will taste fabulous, I do it all the time. I make the biggest batch I can and portion it up and freeze so I can have slow-cooked goodness at a moment's notice.

          2. I would choose trying to freeze it over throwing it away, it can always be added to a white bean and sausage stew or something like that.