Squash is a food that you can enjoy by itself or as a healthy side dish. The summer season is a time when you can get several pieces of squash, but you might not be able to use them all at one time.
Fortunately, you can freeze them so that you can fry them at a later time. Make sure you gather all of the materials that you need beforehand so that you don’t have to set your squash aside after it’s sliced.
You’ll need a container with an airtight lid, wax paper, plastic wrap, or aluminum foil, and flour.
One of the first steps of how to freeze squash for frying is to cut each piece that you have into slices.
The slices should be the sizes that you plan to use for your meals whether you use them as a side dish or in a main course.
Consider cutting a few different widths so that you have a variety of slices to choose from instead of only cutting them at one width.
You’re going to wash all of the pieces of squash before drying them off with a paper towel.
Once the squash is sliced, you can cut small pieces of wax paper that are the same size as the slices that you just made.
Once all of your squash is sliced, you’ll season each piece. Salt and pepper are usually enough for freezing. You can add more seasonings when you fry your squash.
You’ll then flour each piece of squash, shaking off the excess flour so that there are no large clumps on the slices.
Put a piece of wax paper on the bottom of the container that you plan to use. You could also use aluminum foil, but you should put a piece of wax paper on it as well to keep the squash from sticking to the foil.
Make a layer of sliced squash on the paper before covering the squash with another piece of paper.
Continue layering in this manner until the container is full. Seal the container, and write the date on the lid so that you use the oldest squash in your freezer first.
Another tip for how to freeze squash for frying is to put it in a freezer bag. You can put whole squash in each bag or slices.
You could also use food wraps around each large piece of squash that you want to freeze as this method takes up a little less room than using a lot of plastic bags or containers.
When you remove the squash from the freezer, you want to let it sit on a counter for about 30 minutes to an hour so that it thaws just a bit before you prepare the squash.