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green beans • how to blanch

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This is a great, quick and easy method to do prior to cooking or freezing this vegetable.

yield 2 cup(s)
prep time 3 Min
cook time 3 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For green beans • how to blanch

  • 12 c
    water, or as needed
  • 1 Tbsp
    coarse sea salt
  • 2 c
    green beans, ends trimmed

How To Make green beans • how to blanch

  • 1
    In a pot of water, add coarse sea salt and bring it to a boil.
  • 2
    Add the prepared green beans and blanch for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the thickness. If using as pickles, quickly blanch for 46 to 60 seconds.
  • 3
    Transfer immediately to an ice water bath to stop the cooking process and let them cool completely, about 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Drain green beans into a colander and proceed with your recipe.
  • 5
    To view this easy method on YouTube, click on this link >>>