How Do You Prepare Green Snap Beans For The Freezer?
Green snap beans are one of many bean varieties that are often frozen for use long after the gardening season has ended. Preparing green snap beans for the freezer takes a bit of time, but the end result is well worth the effort. Green snap beans will keep for up to a year frozen, meaning you can still be eating last year’s bounty as the new season’s harvest is growing. Wash the beans under cold running water to remove dust and dirt from the bean pods. Break the ends off the beans and remove any “strings” by pulling the broken end to the opposite end of the bean. This will remove the fibrous string along the seam of the green bean. Break the bean pods into 2- to 3-inch sections by snapping them between the mature bean seeds. Fill a stockpot half full of water and bring to a boil. Fill the kitchen sink half full of cold water and add one to two trays of ice to the water. Place the green beans into the boiling water and blanch the beans for 3 minutes after the water returns to a boil. Dr