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Juliette Wed 11-Nov-15 09:23:57 there a secret to freezing them?
I have tried all the conventional ways over the years but when cooked they always end up soggy and horrible.
Any tips gratefully received.

Alea Wed 11-Nov-15 09:37:52

Surely the question should be
Is there a reason for freezing them?

kittylester Wed 11-Nov-15 09:43:25

Especially when Sainsbury's can do it for you? confused

whitewave Wed 11-Nov-15 09:51:05

I don't think they freeze at all well. I have tasted supermarket frozen ones and they bear no resemblance to fresh ones.

Charleygirl Wed 11-Nov-15 09:55:45

Yuck for fresh and frozen ones- I cannot bear to look at them.

loopylou Wed 11-Nov-15 09:57:41

I love fresh ones, buy them on the stalk and they last ages.

Ana Wed 11-Nov-15 09:59:58

Phew, I thought this was going to be a thread about whether it was too early to put them on yet...

ninathenana Wed 11-Nov-15 10:04:08

There was a cartoon in the paper at the weekend showing the woman doing just that Ana
IMHO frozen sprouts are a no, no.

kittylester Wed 11-Nov-15 10:08:21

We only have sprouts on Boxing Day (this year 28th January at least at our house!) in bubble and squeak so frozen ones are fine for that.

I've just thought - I cook then cool frozen sprouts for bubble and squeak - could I just thaw them and then chop and fry?

Juliette Wed 11-Nov-15 10:15:14

The only reason to freeze them Alea is that I've been given a carrier bag full of the little pests. This happens every year, I give away as many as I can but always end up with what seems like industrial quantities. It seems such a shame to bin them.

Sprout soup anyone? grin

seacliff Wed 11-Nov-15 11:00:01

I love fresh sprouts with Christmas dinner. We buy them by the stick from nearlby farm.

Several years ago I planted the sprout stick in back garden until Christmas Day, so they'd keep fresh. Went out to get them on Christmas morning, and disaster, they'd all been scoffed by our adopted peacock!! He'd left us about two tiny ones.

I never have frozen, but I suppose they'd be OK if in a bubble and squeak type dish.

kiernan58 Wed 11-Nov-15 11:22:50

i absolutely love sprouts - eat them year round roasted with coconut oil, salt pepper and balsamic vinegar. Yum

i'd always go for fresh though

M0nica Wed 11-Nov-15 17:39:25

Love,love,love sprouts, cannot have too much of them. Buy and eat them fresh, any lweft overs, leftovers? get used in bubble and squeak or soup.

Alea Wed 11-Nov-15 17:41:41

Good grief, Ana your sprouts should have been on weeks ago! grin

Ana Wed 11-Nov-15 18:09:30

Oh dear, [wrings hands] I feared as much!


Coolgran65 Wed 11-Nov-15 19:40:12

Love sprouts. Well cooked, mashed, chopped up bacon and butter. I use this regularly as a side dish.

Was brought up on sprouts from the garden, they were boiled to death and mashed, I didn't know any different.....but loved them.

Bennan Thu 12-Nov-15 08:01:01

DH does them sliced, fried with chopped up bacon and onion. They are delicious - one of my all-time favourites. DS hates them with a passion!!

Teetime Thu 12-Nov-15 10:16:57

Fresh only for us and they have to be small and barely cooked.

annodomini Thu 12-Nov-15 11:01:34

IMHO sprouts are over-rated. They appear to be virtually compulsory for Christmas dinner though I can think of much more appetising vegetables. Anyway, they have an unfortunate effect on my innards... blush. If I had been given a surfeit of sprouts, I'd put them on the compost heap. That way at least they would be of some use.

gillybob Thu 12-Nov-15 12:10:59

I love sprouts as do my DGC. They like a "Sunday" dinner on a Monday (known as a Sunday/Monday dinner) and are VERY disappointed if there are no sprouts. They love them so much they count how many each have and are quite upset if their helping falls short of someone else's.

I do the Christmas dinner at mine and have always cooked the sprouts the night before. Slightly underdone, I finish them off in the Wok with chestnuts and bacon.


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