Friday, July 24, 2015

Fit Tip Friday - How to Blanch Green Beans

It's Friday and its garden season!  I have green beans bursting from my ears!  We couldn't possibly eat them all as I pick them.  So how do I preserve them?  I blanch and freeze them!

First you should wash your beans from the garden.

Then, you want to snip the ends, cut them to a practicaly edible shape, and put them in a bowl.

Have a drink handy because this is not the best job. (this is Yuengling)

 While you are doing that, get your water boiling.

Once the beans are in the bowling water, set the timer for 3 minutes. 

Drain them and immediately put them in ice cold water for another 10 minutes.

Take another sip of your's been about 10 minutes or earned it!

 After the beans have been in cold water for 3 minutes, drain them and let them dry a little on a pan with a paper towel.  You don't want ice to form on those beans when you freeze them.  Use a food saver or put them in an zip lock bag.  Label and freeze!

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