OT--Freezing Green Beans--HELP!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JudyMcKinn, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trying to freeze green beans--never did it before. Picked, washed, stemmed, broke, and blanched 3 min. in boiling water. Putting them in qt. freezer bags. But, how full sh ould I make the bags? Does it make a difference?
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    No, just let all the air out of the bags before you pop them in the freezer.

    Yummy!
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    You might want to freeze them separated on a cookie sheet before bagging, or they will freeze in a big lump of ice together.
     
  4. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to both of you. I am back on track. LOL
     
  5. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:that's the best way to do it from my experience
     
  6. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

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    I'm a personal chef, I always freeze the veggies on a cookie (or similar) sheet before combining and freezing the dish.

    **TIP:
    Make sure to chill food before freezing. it will prevent "sweating" (causing runny excess liquid) and place a layer of plastic wrap directly on the food before sealing with a lid to prevent freezer burn.

    I cook then freeze food for my clients all the time. Defrost in the fridge over night NOT on the counter.

    I also slightly undercook the meals so that they finish cooking in the oven or microwave.
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] I forgot to mention about the cookie sheet LOL
     

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