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Prepping Brussel Sprouts For Freezing

Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on November 13, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Brussel sprouts taste even better after a light frost... but you can't leave them outside forever!  When it comes time to harvest you may find you have more then you could possibly eat.  It is very easy to freeze them, but there is a little prep work involved if you would like them to taste good after thawing.  Best way to prep brussel sprouts for freezing is to blanch them.

 

Harvest your sprouts, cut the stems, pull off the outer leaves, and rinse off any dirt.

Next you will want to seperate them by size.  Smaller ones, medium, and larger ones.

 Fill a pot with water and let it reach a rolling boil.  Prep a large bowl with cold water and ice.

Add the sprouts to the pot.

Boil them:

5 minutes for larger ones, 4 minutes for medium, and 3 for smaller sprouts.

Remove sprouts using a strainer or slotted spoon and immediately plunge them into the bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.  Once they have cooled down pour them into a strainer removing as much water as possible.  Pat dry with paper towels.  Place the sprouts in freezer bags, remove as much air as possible (vacuum sealers work great for this), and place them into the freezer right away.

These will last for a long time.  Thaw out, prepare to your liking, and enjoy them!

 

 

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