Keys To Saving: Hey- You Can’t Freeze Fresh Peppers, Can You?

I’m sure you’ve seen the packages of frozen veggies in the grocery store. They are convenient, and inexpensive. What they aren’t is fresh from the garden. I planted peppers this year for the first time, and I was taken aback at the quantities we received from only 4 small seedlings. I like to eat peppers, but I couldn’t keep up.

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According to StillTasty, diced or cut peppers can be frozen for 10-12 months at best quality. See the garlic cloves in the picture? Find how to freeze them here:  Hey! You Can’t Freeze Garlic, Can You?

The key to succesful freezing is to spread the cut pieces flat on a sheet of wax paper, then on a baking sheet. Lay the baking sheet in the freezer until frozen. Immediately place in an airtight container (I use Ziploc bags). To use, place the frozen pieces in a colander, and run through cool water until thawed.

If you don’t have a garden full of peppers, buy extra when you find a good price, and freeze the excess. Keep the frozen peppers to use only when you can’t find a great price on fresh.


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