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Old 08-31-2018, 10:43 AM
 
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Hello, I am wondering if i could Pickle those frozen stir fry veggies at the store. Thawed first of course.
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:46 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I would prefer to pickle fresh veg, to maintain some crunch. Wouldn't thawed frozen veg be a bit soggy?
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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I think they'd be mushy. Let us know!
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Old 08-31-2018, 12:41 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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No think at all about them being mushy. They will be.
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Old 08-31-2018, 12:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I agree. You will create a pickled mush.
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Old 08-31-2018, 12:57 PM
 
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I see! Another good idea that won't work.
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Old 09-01-2018, 12:39 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Start with a small batch and see if it works. The mixed veggie blends I buy aren't mushy as they thaw. Not stir fry blends, but mixes like the Normandy mix. Cauliflower, broccoli, beans, onions, carrots.

Alum is added to commercial pickles to make them crisp. Maybe try that.

That pickled vegetable gardineira is a bit expensive. There would be some savings if you could make it at home with frozen veggies.

If you make it at home, make small batches and use it up in a couple of days.
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Old 09-01-2018, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I see! Another good idea that won't work.
A good idea is making pickled fresh veggies.
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Old 09-01-2018, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Freezing/thawing generally breaks down the cell walls in plants. Frozen veggies that don't go mushy gain a rubbery texture. It's why plants that get hit by a hard freeze go limp and wilted.

Pickling is preserving, as is freezing. You don't want to use already preserved foods when preserving. Use fresh.
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Old 09-01-2018, 08:35 PM
 
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as Oregon said give it a try... see for yourself....with a small batch

I took some frozen berries out of the freezer..today ...and thawed them..(a 4 berry frozen bag I usually use for smoothies ..). and ate with whipped cream......of course fresh picked would have tasted better but I dont have fresh picked or want to pay the price for 4 berries fresh ….. I made do with what I had and it wasn't bad at all..
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