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Brussels Sprouts

Post by Killerbunny » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:22 pm

DO you guys blanch before freezing or toss them right in?
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Re: Brussels Sprouts

Post by Jaye » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:27 am

I have just washed, dried, bagged and thrown them in the freezer on the rare occasion I've had enough to freeze.
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Re: Brussels Sprouts

Post by WLLady » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:47 am

i soak a little bit in soapy water if cabbage loopers were a problem so there arent any of thise green caterpillars on them. then rinse and freeze on cookie sheets so they dont stick together in the bag. i dont bother blanching
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Re: Brussels Sprouts

Post by Killerbunny » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:04 am

Oh my, green worm stew! I had that with broccoli once, ugh.
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Re: Brussels Sprouts

Post by Killerbunny » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:56 pm

Just had a Brussels sprout slaughter, 6lb for freezing and that is only half of them. I already froze a couple of pounds last week.
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Re: Brussels Sprouts

Post by WLLady » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:13 am

i do need to go and pick mine-they actually started growing when the weather cooled down too! so i think i might get a couple pounds out of them after wall!
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Re: Brussels Sprouts

Post by KimChick » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:38 pm

Or soaking them in salt water would also get any bugs off.
Blanching?
... Looked it up....
My favourite "go to" for freezing vegetables is the Five Roses - A Guide to Good Cooking that I have had for more than 30 yrs.
It says blanch - small - 3 min.; medium - 4 min.; large - 5 min. First, trim and remove course outer leaves.

On the other hand, they are so closely related to cabbage that maybe they would be OK straight into the freezer, like cabbage can be.
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