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#1 of 11 Old 12-28-2007, 04:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi, I'm new here, and this might be a stupid question, but I was wondering if you can freeze cubed tofu. Thank you!!

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I've never tried it, but I've heard that if you freeze tofu and then thaw it before use that it has a "meatier" texture. We don't mind the texture of tofu here so I've never gone to the trouble of freezing it, and it's readily available to us so I don't need to buy it in bulk. But, to answer your question, I don't think it will hurt anything. I found this answer to your very question doing a google search, so you can probably do a search and then make a choice for yourself and your families preferences.
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Cool link!

I've read about freezing tofu before frying it but I've never actually done it. Maybe I'll try it though and see what I think.

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I freeze it all the time! I just freeze in the package (the water-packed kind); then I defrost in the fridge, press the water out, and cook it. It does make it much chewier. I like it that way.

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LoL! Cool.

Yes, I freeze tofu too. It changes the texture such that it stands up better in stir-fries and other dishes. I prefer it frozen. I just freeze it in the plastic tray, defrost in the fridge or on the counter, wrap in some absorbent towels (I have "tofu towels") and set my cast iron pans on it. Then I cube it or cut it however and use it.

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I never freeze silken tofu because I don't like how the texture changes after it thaws. I tend to use silken tofu for puddings, smoothies, etc where I don't want it to have that "meatier" texture. I always freeze the non-silken tofu (which I tend to use in place of meat in dishes) because I like the texture better after thawing than how it was before I froze it. :
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i have made smoothies and pies with tofu in them and frozen them but never needed to freeze straight up tofu otherwise.

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Wow, I didn't know you can freeze smoothies (I guess I don't know a lot, huh?), how are they when you thaw them?

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Thaw a smoothie?

 

 * Stick it in the microwave & push "defrost"?

 * Stick the container of smoothy in another vessel full of hot water and  thaw it?

 * Let it sit out at room temperature until it defrosts?

 * stick it in the fridge and let it defrost very slowly?

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So it does work! Cut into several square slabs and froze. The thawed out and first time I squeezed the excess out and cooked in BBQ sauce...came out almost like jerky. Second time I thawed as kept he liquid in and cooked in BBQ sauce and was more like reg tofu. There is a different texture than non thawed tofu though but I still like it!!

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