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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