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May 4, 2013 05:38 AM

Refreezing tofu?

I'm making tofu scramble for breakfast and I'm only using half a block. Is it ok to put the rest back in freezer? I looked online, and just kept finding things about refreezing meat.
I have always used the whole block, but now its just 3 of us at home the 2 oldest kids have pretty much moved out. So its just toddler, myself and hubby.
I have the tofu wrapped up in the fridge now. Just wondering if I could? Thank for any advice.

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  1. Tofu freezes well, but the texture will change. When you thaw it, it will have lost its smooth texture and instead will be quite spongy, which is great for soaking up sauces.

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    1. re: ricepad

      Thanks, yeah I almost always freeze tofu as soon as I buy it. Then thaw when I need to use it I like the texture better. I was trying to find out if I could refreeze the unused thawed half of tofu. I was worried that it might not be good freeze ,thaw and refreeze. You know how they say not to do with meat. Sorry I didn't make it clear. I did end up putting back in freezer.

      1. re: itsmejessica

        The problem with thawing and refreezing without cooking is that any microorganisms present are given more time to multiply. So the next time you thaw it, you are starting with higher levels of Bacteria and there is a better chance that they will reach levels that can cause illness.

    2. You can freeze tofu, but like ricepad said, the texture will change. The smoother the tofu the more change you will observe. In other words, your silk tofu will undergo more change than your extra firm tofu.