Bean Plants

How to Blanch Beans

Anonymous added on June 29, 2011 | Answered

I was told to blanch my green beans before vacuum sealing them. I don't know what that means or how to do it.

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Answered on June 30, 2011

Blanching is quickly bringing your vegetables to boiling (without cooking it) to stop the chemical processes that will toughen the vegetable. Pop those beans in rapidly boiling water for three minutes - a fry basket is great for this - and then dump them in ice water to stop the cooking. Pat dry and Voila!

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