I came across a good deal on green beans from Bountiful Baskets last week and decided to get them even though I'm planting a bunch in my own garden. The last 2 years my beans have been completely eaten by grasshopper so I thought'd I'd at least take advantage of what I could get my hands on. Beans are easy to freeze but they do take a little prep work. Here's how I do mine up.
I start, of course, by washing up my produce.
Then I cut the tips off my beans.
Before you start, have a boiling stockpot of water ready. Add the beans a few handfuls at a time and boil for 3 minutes.
Then remove the beans and put in cold or ice water. This helps keep the beans nice and crispy.
This little pile of scraps? My chickens call it heaven. 😉
Once the beans are cooled I fill up quart sized freezer bags, label, and freeze. That's it!
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