Eat Veggies, save the planet


freezing broccoli
November 25, 2009, 3:17 am
Filed under: canning and freezing

I never liked the broccoli that I bought frozen in the grocery, but last year I froze 1 quart and was surprised by how tasty it was. So this year I grew 15 broccoli plants so I could freeze alot.

Freezing is so easy compared to canning. I washed the broccoli. Cut it up as if I was going to cook it. I put a 2 gallon pot on to boil and filled a clean sink with ice water.

I put the broccoli in the boiling water, stirred and timed it for 3 minutes.  I got it out quickly with tongs and a slotted spoon. Then I dumped it in the sink to cool for 3 minutes.

I took it out, let it drain in the collander and then measured it. A quart went into each ziplock freezer back.  I labeld each bag with the vegetable name and date. I sucked out the air, zipped the bag and put the bag on an open shelf in the freezer to freeze quickly. The next day I put the frozen broccoli bags in a pile in the freezer with other stuff.

So easy.

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