So you’ve knocked together an easy batch of sweetcorn succotash and realised you’ll only need half of the bowl. You certainly won’t want to throw the rest in the bin but it can go bad pretty quickly so the question is can you freeze succotash? Yes, you can! But don’t just throw that bowl into the freezer.
Instead, there are a few caveats, rules and methods you’ll want to follow when it comes to freezing your homemade succotash.
Use the table of contents below to navigate through this article to answer some of the most common questions people have when it comes to freezing succotash:
How To Freeze Succotash
Before we get to freezing succotash, first of all, if you can help it then try not to dress your succotash if you know you’re going to freeze it. Dressings of any kind tend not to freeze particularly well. Instead, you’ll be better off dressing it to serve. It’ll taste fresher and more vibrant and most people won’t even know you’ve frozen it.
- Some people like to serve their succotash warm and others like it cool. When it comes to freezing it, you need to give it time to cool to room temperature.
- Grab some freezer bags and spoon the succotash into the bags. Try to bag them in portions to make it far easier to defrost the correct amount.
- Seal the bags up, removing as much of the excess air as possible.
- Label the bags up with the contents and the date you’ve frozen it and then place into the freezer.
How Long Can You Freeze Succotash?
When it comes to keeping your succotash in the freezer, you’ll want to try to consume it within 4 months. Beyond this point, you’ll often find that the ingredients in your succotash such as the corn and the broad beans will begin to breakdown and the texture will change quite quickly.
As mentioned above, that’s why it’s highly recommended that you label your bags with the date you’ve frozen your succotash so you can easily work out when to consume it by.
You Can Freeze Succotash for Around 4 Months
How Do You Defrost Succotash?
The easiest way to defrost your succotash is slowly, in the fridge, overnight. Doing it this way will prevent you from breaking down the ingredients too much by quickly thawing them. Once your succotash has defrosted overnight, you can place it into a pan to quickly heat through if you want to serve it warm.
If you managed to freeze your succotash without dressing then this is the perfect time to dress it.
Can You Refreeze Succotash?
The ingredients in succotash, especially broad beans or edamame tend not to cope with being refrozen which is why we would recommend not refreezing your succotash. Generally speaking, it will be perfectly safe to refreeze but you will notice a big change in the texture which is why it may not be the best idea.
It’s also why we would highly recommend freezing it in portions. Doing it this way will ensure you only defrost the exact amount you’ll need each time.
Does Succotash Freeze Well?
The good news is that succotash does freeze pretty well. You’ll notice that it will freeze far better without a dressing and will taste better when warmed through and then dressed to serve. There is a chance that the texture of the corn and the beans will breakdown over time so try to consume it within 4 months to avoid this.
Other Questions about Succotash
Below are a few of the other common questions we have come across when it comes to succotash – some related to freezing and some not. If you’re still sat there with a question or two about succotash then drop a comment at the bottom of this article and we’ll aim to help out as much as possible.
Can You Freeze Sweetcorn Salsa?
You certainly can. If you want to freeze sweetcorn salsa then you can use the same method as above. If you’re going to use feta in your salsa then we would avoid doing so. Instead, stir through some feta when you’ve defrosted it.
Can You Freeze Sweetcorn?
You can buy frozen sweetcorn. You can freeze succotash. You can freeze sweetcorn salsa. So the answer to whether or not you can freeze sweetcorn is quite simple: Of course, you can! The best approach to take is to remove the corn from the cobs, blanch it and then freeze it in portions.