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A question about freezing peas
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Kristys Red Barn    Posted 06-02-2004 at 07:43:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Do I need to blanch the peas before I freeze them? Or can I just wash them and put them in freezer bags? Thanks.

Mike in tn    Posted 06-02-2004 at 11:30:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I promise you will not regret it if you just put the peas in a ziplock and freeze them. When you want to cook some just take out whatever you want to cook and wash them then. Much easier and less time. This is what we do and it works great. My wife blanched them for years until we found out about this. Be sure and not rinse them or they will freeze together.

Kristys Red Barn    Posted 06-02-2004 at 12:06:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks Mike, I think I'm going to follow your advice, makes perfect, logical sense to me. Appreciate the help. :)

Mike in tn    Posted 06-02-2004 at 12:19:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
You will never blanch another pea. Good luck.

Come on, I need an answer    Posted 06-02-2004 at 11:05:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have two of you saying I have to blanch them, two says I don't. My mom says no you don't, my mother in law says yes you do. I looked at my cook books, two say I do, one says I don't. I'm so confussed. :(

Texas    Posted 06-02-2004 at 11:14:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well split the peas in two groups. Blanch half and not the other and see which ones hold up best and taste best when you decide to cook some.

Geez do I have to do all the thinkin around here! :PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

Kristys Red Barn    Posted 06-02-2004 at 12:08:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
LOL, I had considered that. But then I have to have the patience to wait and see how they turn out.

Patience: Not one of my better virtues.

Texas    Posted 06-02-2004 at 12:16:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats because patience isnt a feminine virtue :)

Seriously...I just freeze my peas and they turn out great. Ive even packaged them with the bacon ends, salt pork or hocks all together so I just dumped the whole thing in the pot and went to cookin!

Mike in tn    Posted 06-02-2004 at 09:01:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
We learned this trick 2 years ago and it works great. Do not put any water on your peas after you shell them. Pour them from you bowl that you shell in into zip lock bags and put them in the freezer. This way they will not stick together. When you want to eat them just pour out ever how many you want and wash them then. Saves alot of time and I think they really taste fresher.

dale anne    Posted 06-02-2004 at 08:32:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I blanch anything veggie i freeze...good luck...dale anne

Texas    Posted 06-02-2004 at 07:57:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I rinse mine and freeze in ziploc freezer bags. They keep dang good. But I dont think Ive tried keeping them more than a 6 month like that. Purple hull, crowder or black eyes.

donna in w.v    Posted 06-02-2004 at 07:48:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
always blanch for 2 min in boiling water then into iced water to stop cooking ,then onto a big towel to dry then into freezer bags or boxes. good luck.

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