I love green beans. I love them fresh, but when I can’t get them fresh, I love to roast my frozen beans.
Freezing green beans is easy. Here’s what you do:
- Cut in 1- or 2-inch pieces, or in lengthwise strips, or leave whole if they’re young and tender.
- In soft boiling water, blanch for 3 minutes.
- Cool immediately in ice water; drain.
- Pack in freezer-type container, leaving 1/2 inch of headroom.
- Seal; freeze.
Last year I froze several bags of green beans, and they came in handy during the winter. People looked surprised when I served them roasted green beans with dill vinaigrette in December!
So this weekend, grab some green beans at the Certified Arkansas Farmers’ Market and free them!