When you are doing freezer cooking, you may see recipes that call for you to “flash freeze”. However, this term always sounds confusing for beginners… does it mean some secret way of freezing something faster? Does it refer to only freezing something for a specific amount of time? Actually, neither!
Flash freezing refers to the freezing technique where you lay out something individually, usually on a cookie sheet, then once it is frozen, you remove from the cookie sheet and store in something more freezer-space-friendly such as a Ziploc or plastic container.
Things that are often flash frozen include hamburger patties, berries, chicken nuggets or strips and french toast or waffles.