In this article, let’s take a look at the best ways of how to freeze oatcakes the right way so you and your family can enjoy them later.
Oatcakes are incredibly versatile. You can use them for your on-the-go breakfast, as a part of a full-fledged lunch, as a tasty dessert or as wraps for your favorite filling.
And they are extremely easy to store, which is always a plus!
How To Freeze Oatcakes
Oatcakes are great for those who like meal prepping, as they can be kept in the fridge for up to 10 days.
They freeze very well, too, and can be stored safely in the freezer for a long time.
There are several ways you can freeze oatcakes. The best way to do it is to layer each oatcake with a piece of a parchment paper.
This way they aren’t going to stick together, and you can take them out of the freezer separately. You can also use plastic wrap to envelop each oatcake individually.
After that, simply put your oatcakes into an airtight container (a Ziploc bag will also do the trick) and stick them into the freezer.
Make sure to keep the freezer at the proper temperature – around 0 degrees Fahrenheit (or between -15 and -20 degrees Celsius), and don’t forget to check the temperature from time to time (once a week or two).
If the power goes out, don’t open the freezer. Closed doors will help maintain the temperature at a suitable level for up to two days and keep your food safe.
Frozen cooked meals can’t last forever, but properly stored oatcakes will retain their freshness, taste, and nutrients for 4 to 6 months.
This is a great option for those people with busy schedules, as having pre-prepared food on hand can save a lot of time.
How To Defrost Oatcakes
To defrost oatcakes, simply warm them under the grill on low heat. You can also pop them into the microwave oven.
There’s no need to thaw it beforehand.
Simply choose the defrost cycle and cover the oatcakes with a lid to keep them from getting dry. They’ll be fresh and delicious in a matter of minutes.
And that’s it! You can serve the oatcakes with scrambled eggs, bacon or cheese.
Children will love them topped with some maple syrup, jam or fruits. It’s a healthy, fast and easy way to serve your family a mouthwatering meal.