Freezing Runner Beans

  • Wash & thoroughly dry your runner beans.
  • Cut them as you normally would for cooking, a good idea is to run a potato peeler down the sides of the freshly picked pods as if they are even very slightly stringy they will seem worse after freezing..
  • Spread them out on a clean tea towel.
  • Fold in the sides and roll them up.
  • Place them in the freezer for 12 hours.
  • Take them out of the freezer, move them around with your fingers to ensure they are separate.
  • Roll them up again and put them in the freezer for 48 hours.
  • Take them out of the freezer and put them in the portion sizes you would normally eat and put these into either a freezer box with freezer paper between the portions, or put each portion into a plastic freezer bag.
  • Return them to the freezer.
  • When you are preparing them for cooking, bring slightly salted water to the boil and put the frozen beans straight into the water – don’t allow them to thaw.
  • This is called dry freezing and the runner beans will taste as though you have just picked them

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