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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Making a frozen block of spinach more user-friendly when I need just a little


So, I buy those jumbo 3-lb blocks of frozen spinach which are packaged for institutional use. And I may be the only person, here, who does that. But, I think this tip might be useful with those family-sized 10-oz blocks of frozen spinach.


I like to keep several small chunks of frozen spinach, wrapped individually, in the freezer. After chopping/sawing a 3-lb block into 4 12-oz chunks, I then take 1 or 2 of those chunks and cut into 2-3 ounce pieces. The same could be done with a standard-sized, 10-oz frozen package of spinach.


This smaller size is ideal for adding to a pot of vegetable soup, a casserole, or a frittata for the family. A bread knife works well for sawing frozen spinach. Then I wrap the small chinks in plastic, and pop back into the freezer.

4 comments:

  1. I've never considered buying frozen spinach. My family likes it fresh best, although my hubby is ok with cooked spinach. Good info to know, Lili.

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    1. Hi Kris,
      I like fresh spinach, too. The frozen stuff is great for adding a small amount of leafy greens to cooked dishes, I think. A way for me to sneak extra veggies into my own body.

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  2. I think we've discussed this before, but I don't think I've ever seen a block that big of frozen spinach. If I don't need the whole 10 oz. package, I just thaw a little of the outside in the microwave, scrape it off, and put the rest back in the freezer. Good to know that a bread knife works well for sawing a frozen block.

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  3. Another great tip. Cooking for myself I like knowing things like this. Again, Thanks. Shirley

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