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How To Freeze Mashed Lentil

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LentilsThe delicious and healthy lentils can be mashed and stored for a longer duration in order to ensure its availability at the time of need. Freezing is the most reliable method  to preserve mashed lentils at home and  can be utilized later by just defrosting and thawing. Read on to know more about the appropriate procedure involved in freezing mashed lentils.


 


 


 


Parchment Paper Method:


Things Needed:


  • Mashed lentil

  • Small scoop

  • Parchment papers

  • Baking sheets

  • Ziploc freezer bags

  • Permanent markers


 


Directions:


  • After the mashed lentil is prepared, allow it to reach room temperature.

  • Line the baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Using measuring scoops and place the mashed corn on the baking sheets as even portion sized scoops.

  • Place the baking sheets into the freezer and allow the contents to freeze for approximately 2 hours till the mashed lentil reaches a solid state.

  • Transfer the measured mashed lentil servings to a ziploc freezer bag.

  • Write the date and number of servings on the ziploc bags using the permanent marker and freeze them again.

  • These frozen portions can be stored for a minimum of two months and can be used whenever required.


 


Freezer Bag Method:


Things Needed:


  • Mashed lentil

  • Ziploc freezer bags        

  • Measuring cup/scoops

  • Permanent markers


 


Directions:


  • After the mashed lentil is prepared, allow them to reach room temperature.

  • Fill the freezer bags with measured quantities of mashed lentil (preferably 2 cups).

  • Flatten then and ensure that there is no air inside it before zip locking.

  • Label them with date and amount of mashed lentil inside.

  • Freeze them until they turn hard.


 


Tips


A little of olive oil can be mixed with mashed lentils before freezing which is optional. This addition would make the taste of the frozen end product even more delicious and appetizing. But never overdo with the quantity of the olive oil.


 


Frozen mashed lentils can very well be used as healthy toppings on bread and breakfast items. Enjoy the yummy taste of this healthy topping by preserving them well!


 


Image Credit: purcellmountainfarms.com


 

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