Freezing Green Beans 

If I am not looking at huge amounts of green beans I find it easier to freeze them instead of canning.  Blanching is the process of putting veggies in boiling water for a certain amount of time and then putting them in ice water when the boiling time is up.  This stops enzyme growth which would otherwise make your veggies soft as they sat in the freezer.   

To blanch green beans you need to boil water and set a basket strainer in the water.  Add green beans and wait for the water to come to a boil again.  Boil for 3 minutes.  Pick up the strainer filled with beans out of the boiling water and dump into a sink full of ice water.  Swish them around until the cool down completely.  Put in zip type freezer bags, label and freeze. 

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