Favorite freezer bag recipes?
Display Avatars Sort By:
christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Favorite freezer bag recipes? on 03/29/2012 01:22:32 MDT Print View

I'm finally looking into this whole freezer bag cooking thing and trying to find good recipes. What's everyone's favorite?

christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Also, can you buy foil zip bags? on 03/29/2012 01:26:14 MDT Print View

Can you buy foil zip lock bags like the ones used for mountain house? That would be awesome.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Also, can you buy foil zip bags? on 03/29/2012 02:00:41 MDT Print View

They are heavy. I use micro-wave bags. Just be careful you don't spill or burn yourself in the vent hole at the top.

Inaki Diaz de Etura
(inaki) - MLife

Locale: Iberia highlands
Re: Also, can you buy foil zip bags? on 03/29/2012 05:01:40 MDT Print View

I guess you can re-use a Mountain House one or the like. I use the bottom part of a discarded Platypus (they usually break first somewhere around the mouth), original idea from some BPL editor. It stands up on its own. Whatever the bag, you can add the foil insulation as another layer.

Edited by inaki on 03/29/2012 05:05:03 MDT.

Michael Cockrell
(CAL-EE-FOR-NIA) - F

Locale: Central Valley, Lodi-Stockton, CA
Re: microwave-boil bags on 03/29/2012 07:45:24 MDT Print View

I agree with this posting. I use "boil in bag" bags found in my grocery stores' "food storage" section. They are made for high heat, as does the microwave bags.

Freezer bags do tear at the 'ziplock' ends. The 'boil in bag' is more flexible for stuffing in a cozy also. Freezer bags are also harder to get all the food scooped out in the bottom corners.

Ryan Whitney
(RWhitney1981) - F
boil-in-bag-brand on 04/18/2012 12:48:26 MDT Print View

is there a specific brand of boil-in-bags you're using? I've had mixed results w/ them before - may have just been the brand selection though.

Keith Bassett
(keith_bassett)

Locale: Pacific NW
http://www.trailcooking.com/ on 04/18/2012 15:07:28 MDT Print View

Run by a member. Good freezer bag recipes.

She is also another PNW person - just down the road in Maple Valley.

I like to do ramen noodles, then mix them with peanut butter, siracha, and soy sauce. But the bag is only necessary for the boil, then you pour the other stuff in.

Yum.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: http://www.trailcooking.com/ on 04/18/2012 15:38:28 MDT Print View

Thanks Keith! I haben't been posting as much these days here due to having our 3rd baby :-)

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Favorite freezer bag recipes? on 04/18/2012 16:33:59 MDT Print View

To the best of my knowledge, Sarah is the originator of Freezer Bag Cooking. She is also my heroine!!! I can now eat great meals on the trail with no dishes to wash--hallelujah!

Just plain freezer bags work fine for me. By the time you get the pot off the stove and pour the water into the freezer bag, it's no longer boiling, but is still hot enough to rehydrate the food.

Her cozies are great, too!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Favorite freezer bag recipes? on 04/18/2012 18:51:14 MDT Print View

And better, we have FBC Cozies in stock again :-) My friend Dani (Ldyblade) has taken over the sewing - and we have new colors coming as well.

Lets put it this way: when I started doing FBC it was known mostly as "ziploc" or bag" cooking and there were a few recipes around but not much. I went crazy in developing and adapting recipes those first couple of years - it was a ton of fun :-D And I am still coming up with recipes...my mind is always wandering and thinking.

Michael Cockrell
(CAL-EE-FOR-NIA) - F

Locale: Central Valley, Lodi-Stockton, CA
Re: boil-in-bag-brand on 04/19/2012 06:50:09 MDT Print View

Ryan, I use the Ziplock Steam-N-Bag version. Very strong, not too flexible like the cheap ones.

Rebecca Canode
(bcanode) - F
Pizza Ramen on 04/21/2012 17:35:33 MDT Print View

Our family favorite is Pizza Ramen from trailcooking.com. We had it last night while backpacking. We doubled the recipe for our family of four (2 adults and 2 kids) and had a little leftover.