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How to Freeze Fresh Green Beans 2012

by Kimberly on June 23, 2012

Fresh Green Beans

How to Freeze Fresh Green Beans 2012

Last year I shared this post on how to Freeze Fresh Green Beans.  I thought I’d share this with you again since Green Beans are at their lowest price right now.  I stocked up on Green beans last night at Publix and took these few extra steps to properly freeze my green beans as soon as I got home.  I also stocked up on Zucchini and yellow squash.  The Zucchini and Yellow squash I just washed and sliced up and put into freezer bags.  Green beans however take a couple of extra steps.  Altogether it only took me about 15-20 minutes to Get all of my Green beans ready and into freezer bags.

Step 1

Cut the ends of the Green Beans off with a sharp knife as seen in picture below. (I personally just snap off the ends by hand)Cutting Fresh Green Beans Some people prefer to cut off both ends of the green beans. If you need them in smaller pieces you can also cut them into 1-2 inch pieces at this point.

 

Step 2

Boil Water and carefully place small batches of the Green beans in.
Cooking Times:
Small Beans: 2 Minutes
Medium Beans: 3 Minutes
Large Beans: 4 Minutes

 

Step 3

Carefully remove the beans from the boiling water with a slotted spoon and place them into a bowl of cold Water with Ice and let them sit for 3-5 Minutes (Pictured Below)

Blanching Green Beans

 

Step 4

Lay Green Beans out on a Towel to allow them to dry (or pat them dry with a towel to speed the process)  (Pictured Below)

Drying Green Beans

 

Step 5

Place them in a Freezer Storage Bag and you’re now ready to put them in the Freezer!  When it’s time to cook them, you will just need to boil/steam/bake them for 6-10 minutes or until tender.

Bagged Ready to Freeze Fresh Green Beans


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