How does one prepare green beans for freezing?
By Sheila D.
I have some white half runner green beans. Can you freeze them in a vacuum-freezer bag after stringing and breaking them? with-out blanching?
A Guide to Freezing String Beans. Select slender, smooth young pods when the seed is first formed. Beans should be firm and tender.
Can you freeze green beans after they have been frozen?
By Donna H
Not a real good idea. Flavor and texture will be compromised.
I froze green beans one year. During the blanching I added a pinch of baking soda to take out the bitter taste that my mother-in-law told me they would have due to the freezer drying them. I placed them in plastic bags. Come winter, they were bitter and we couldn't eat them. What happened?
By Missy C
I've eaten homegrown frozen green beans all my life and have never thought them to taste bitter. I've never used baking soda during the blanching process, just follow the instructions in my kerr/ball canning book.
How do you prepare green beans for the freezer, without them going mushy?
By Wendy B
No matter whose frozen green beans I have tried, I have never had mushy ones, but they have always, been tough or basically like they only partially cooked.
Whats the best way to freeze green beans so they will taste fresh?
My opinion of frozen green beans isn't real great. Taste wise they are OK, but no matter how they are frozen, whether home frozen or purchased, they are tough. When I had a garden I always canned the green beans for that reason. The canned ones don't look as nice, color wise, but all the people I have known prefer them over frozen.
I want to freeze fresh green beans. How do I?
Blanch the beans for three minutes. As soon as the blancing is done immediately give the beans an ice water bath to stop the cooking process. Pat beans dry, place in zip lock freezer bags and remove as much air from the freezer bags as possible because both patting dry and removing air help to reduce freezer burn.
How do I freeze green beans from the garden?
By Cindy S
Drop green beans in boiling water for a 3 minutes. They will turn bright green, the scoop out and put in cold water. Then a couple minutes later, put them in a colander to drain. Put in Ziploc bags and try to get all the air out/run thru a foodsaver and freeze. Keeps for a year if done with the foodsaver.
Do you freeze Pole beans the same way as String beans?
By Tedty from Murphy, NC
Yes, good luck.
I would like to know how to prepare snap beans for freezing?
1.Wash beans and look for any blemishes.
2.Then remove tips and sting (if the string type.
break into desireable peices.
3.dip in boiling hot water for a couple minutes Beans will change to a bright green color.
4.Then remove immediately to a pot of ice cold water to cool down .
5.Put in freezer bags and place in freezer.
This is how I have always done it and they have always come out tasting fresh. JAN
How do I freeze small batches of green beans?
By June from MS
Blanching green beans before freezing allows them to keep their color.
1.) Fill a pot with water
2.) Put the green beans in a strainer on top of the water
3.) Bring the water to a boil and steam for 3-5 minutes, covered
4.) Quickly put green beans in ice water to cool down for about 6 minutes
5.) Place green beans in a sealed bag inside freezer
I like to grow Royal Burgundy bush type green beans. They are a wine color on the bush. Then they tell you when you have blanched them enough by turning green in the water. That's when I take them out, cool in ice water, then freeze whatever amount you want in freezer bags. There are just two of us to feed now, so a couple handfulls per bag is enough for a meal.
How do I freeze fresh green beans?
Clean them and put them in a pot of boiling water for 1-2 minutes - this is blanching - it will seal in their green color. After taking them from pot, put them in a ice water bath. Drain, dry them with paper towels, place them on cookie sheets and freeze. Then you can pack them in freezer bags in whatever amount you desire. Be sure to mark bags the dates - when ready to use, prepare as you normally would. Delicious with chopped onions and bacon!
I do it the same way by blanching. Only after they dry I toss into the baggies. But I like the idea of freezing them on a baking sheet first.
A Guide to Freezing Green Beans. Select young tender pods when the seed is first formed.