Quick Tips - How To Blanch Green Beans

How to blanch green beans vegetables instructional video guide and techniques. Blanching green beans can be used to freeze the vegetable for later use, just like purchasing frozen vegetables from the market. Also with some recipes blanching is necessary before incorporating it in the recipe.

How to blanch green beans vegetables instructional video guide and techniques.  Blanching green beans can be used to freeze the vegetable for later use, just like purchasing frozen vegetables from the market. Also with some recipes blanching is necessary before incorporating it in the recipe.

Instructions:

1) Fill a pot of water and bring to boiling point. Reduce heat to medium heat.

2) Meanwhile wash the green beans and cut the ends off.

3) Cut into smaller pieces or keep whole

4) Place the green beans into the pot of hot water and blanch for 5 minutes if you are freezing and upto 10 minutes if you are going to use it right away into a recipe.

5) In a bowl of ice water, take the blanched green beans and place them into the water.  This method is called shocking, and it will stop the cooking process and help retain the vibrant green color of the green beans.

6) Remove from water if you are going to freeze them for later use, pat them dry with a kitchen towel, and place them in a ziploc bag. Then place them into the freezer. 

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Ingredients: 
  1. 1 pound fresh green beans
  2. pot of boiling water
  3. bowl of ice water

Comments

Are the green beans bought in packages blanched?

Very interesting video by the way. I was wondering if the green beans we buy in packages are actually blanched?

Blanching green beans is so easy

Blanching green beans is so easy, I had to explain it to a newbie and found it easier to show your video. You have a way of explaining that is easy to follow and learn from.  I salute you.

I wondered how to freeze green beans

I wondered how to freeze green beans and your video plus the instructions made my day. I thought it was going to be some complicated process. Yet it turned out to be such an easy process to freeze green beans.

Now I know how to blanch green beans

Thanks for posting this video on how to blanch green beans I have always wondered what was blanching green beans all about. Very simple and great results

What recipes call for blanched green beans

Very interesting. What recipes calls for blanched green beans. wanted to give it a try.