7 Foods You Had No Idea You Could Freeze

Who knew the coldest area of your fridge could house more than just microwavable pizza?

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Egg whites

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The essential ingredient behind all manner of meringue-based eats can last up to 12 months within the coldest of your kitchen's confines. Egg experts maintain these will work the best if thawed within the fridge the night before baking. Thanks, eggsperts! (Here are genius non-food ways to use your freezer.)

Roux

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The fat and flour base for many a saucy sauce can be stored for up to six months within a freezer by first dipping it into ice trays until it solidifies and then tossing in a freezer bag. Caveat: Much like your holiday waistline, roux expands in cold weather. (On the other hand, these are foods you should never put in the freezer.)

Flies

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These otherwise annoying insects can become the best friends of aspiring magicians and/or wannabe scientists the world over by merely placing the buzzing beasts within a container, and placing them into a freezer for several minutes. The mini Jeff Goldblums quickly go into a coma and can quickly be revived via a little sunlight, which results in morbid fun for anyone excited about at-home experiments and/or zombie movies. You can't just do this with a regular housefly however; it has to be a specific fruit fly that was fed a specific diet to prepare for the big freeze, according to a study. Of course a more common reason to keep (dead) flies in your freezer is to feed your pet gecko or frog.

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Buttermilk

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Pancakes' delicious DNA lasts slightly longer in a refrigerator than it does in your mouth. Solve that by first freezing buttermilk in ice trays, and then place them in some sort of resealable Tupperware device. The resulting cow cubes will last for up to three months!

Bread

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Carbs do indeed like the cold. Sliced sandwich bread can last over three months within the ole ice box while a baguette can maintain for a month, and subsequently be returned to its former Gallic glory via dousing it with a wee bit of water before it hits the oven. Vive la France!

Potato chips and pretzels

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Are you both a snack enthusiast and a fan of buying in bulk? Do the latter and have no worry about the sell buy date of the former once you pile your Lay's and Roll Gold goods into our freezing friend. Not only does the chill double their sell-by date, but the cold actually adds to their crispy content. Just remember to vacuum your couch cushions when you're done.

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Avocados

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These addictive little guacamole makers aren't cheap. Freeze your financial addiction to "alligator pears" by, well, freezing them. Cut the fruit in half, peel, then quickly place your hors d'oeuvres ornament within the fridge's bristly basement for best/future results. (Related: Here are eight ways avocados boost your hair, skin, and nails.)


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