Freezing Green Peppers
The harvest season begins with stocking the freezer today. Green Peppers are a freezer staple in our house. The green peppers add a touch of summertime to soups, sauces and stews in the chilly winter months. The green peppers are my "go to" for a quick meal of
Stuffed Peppers or Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers. Yum!
|Wash the green peppers under running water. Cut the peppers in half, remove the stem, clean out the inside seeds. Put pepper halves in a pan of boiling water to blanch for 3 minutes.|
|Remove peppers after 3 minutes and immediately cool them in cold water 3 more minutes to stop the cooking.|
|Remove the peppers from the ice water and dry the pieces with a towel. I place the peppers flat on a baking sheet and freeze prior to putting the portions I want into freezer bags and storing them in my freezer.|
*Kansas State Research and Extention info sweet or bell peppers can be frozen without blanching. I make the choice to blanch my peppers.