I really mean, “blanch.”  I know, I have a silly sense of humor.  But it’s good to have fun and laugh a little, yes?

So…….onto the blanching process……

Wash and trim and possibly cut your beans if you like them cut.  Some folks like them whole, so do it the way you like, of course.  At least cut the stem-end off…..I plunge them into boiling, salted water until they are bright green.(very short amount of time – keep your eye on them)  After that, I drain them and allow to cool enough to handle.  This can be achieved by plunging into ice water for a few seconds.  Then put in freezer-appropriate containers labeled with date.

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We love our string beans!