Another great way to use zucchini from your garden. They freeze well, can be used in all pasta dishes, and taste just as good.
Freezing Zucchini Noodles
Author: Country Girl
Recipe type: Dinner
- Zucchini ( desired amount)
- Kosher salt
- Vegetable Spiralizer
- 1. Sprinkle Kosher Salt:
- Add zucchini noodles to a large bowl, Add 1tablespoon of kosher salt for every 2 cups of noodles. Sprinkle on the noodles and mix thoroughly using tongs or fingers. Make sure the salt covers every part of the noodles. Knead gently to mix the salt evenly.
- 2. Knead Thoroughly: As you continue to knead, you will notice that the noodles firm up slightly and bubble up a white mixture. Continue to mix until the soapy mixture covers the entire bowl and your noodles stiffen a bit. This should not take more than 3 -5 minutes.
- 3. Remove Excess Moisture:
- For this step, place a piece of cloth in a colander. Shift your noodles into the cloth. Now wrap the cloth around the noodles and twist it gently to remove excess moisture from the noodles. Repeat the process until liquid stops running from the noodles. This should take about 2 minutes.
- 4. Dry Your Noodles:
- Spread noodles out on a large cookie sheet and let your noodles dry for at least an hour. Freezing wet noodles can later result in a soggy mess. Make sure the noodles are completely dry before you start the freezing process.
- 5. Freezing Noodles:
- Once your noodles are dry, transfer them into a heavy-duty freezer bag. Press out as much air from the bag as possible. Seal the bag tightly and label it.
- How to Defrost Noodles:
- Thawing noodles is much simpler than freezing them. To thaw your noodles, simply boil them.
- Bring a pot of water to boil. Place your noodles in a strainer basket and gently lower the basket into the boiling water.
- Let the frozen noodles boil for around a minute before taking them out. Your noodles are ready to be used in your favorite dishes!