Hi, my name is Jessica and I am here to tell you how to freeze water chestnuts. First things first, check the expiration date on your chestnuts before freezing them (you don’t want any freezer burn).
You will also need a large pot with cold water. Fill it up enough that when the chestnut is submerged they have about an inch of water over their top surfaces. Bring this mixture to a boil then lower the temperature down so that it’s simmering for 10 minutes.
After those 10 minutes have passed, remove them from heat and let them stand in an ice bath until cool enough to handle – this should take no more than 5 or 6 minutes.’
Next just drain the excess liquid off of each one, place it into a zip-lock bag. Make sure the chestnuts are not touching one another, and seal them up.
Place in a freezer that is set to 0 degrees Fahrenheit or below for about 24 hours – this will make sure they are properly frozen through before you use them in your cooking endeavours!