|Name:||Preserving Greenbeans||Contributor:||Martin Golding|
|Description:||How to save a large crop of green beans.||Posted:||2000-08-10|
|Key words:||garden, green beans, preserving, blanching||Category:||Other|
|Ingredients:||A lot of green beans from the garden|
|Preparation:||Blanch by boiling 1-1/2 min. I prefer steam blanching since my stove is
wimpy, and it's hard to keep water at the full boil when adding bunches of
cool stuff. Steam blanch 2-3 minutes, and do the same as above.
Steam blanch the whole beans till crisp-tender, cool in cold water, pat
dry, and dip in ranch dressing or drizzle with a nice vinegarette.
If they get a bit long in tooth, string, chop, and simmer in water or
broth, for an hour or so along with a slice or two of crispy bacon. Toss in the
actual seeds from the overmature beans, too. Serious old time comfort