Friday, May 17, 2013

Freezing Spinach

Just recently I got a great deal on a few bags of spinach from Aldi's but we can't eat that much spinach in a few days. So I decided to freezing the spinach for my next lasagna or quiche.

Here is what you will need:

large pot
large bowl
slotted spoon
strainer (wire is prefered)
plastic freezer bags

Wash spinach leaves.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Fill a large bowl with ice water. Place next to stove if possible.
When the water is boiling, put 3 large handfuls of clean spinach leaves or a large store-bought bag into the boiling water. Keep them submerged for about 15 seconds.
With a slotted spoon, remove the spinach from the boiling water, and place spinach into the ice water. Keep submerged in ice water for about 10 seconds.
Drain spinach into strainer or colander. Press spinach down into the colander to remove additional water.

Place spinach into plastic bags.
Label with name and date.
Lay flat in freezer until frozen then can be stored standing up if needed.