how to freeze bell peppers from the garden
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How do you freeze raw bell peppers?
Spread the sliced or chopped peppers in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and place it in the freezer for one hour (Image 1). After an hour has passed, place the partially frozen peppers into a plastic storage bag. Be sure to label the bag with the contents and date (Image 2).
How do you store green peppers in the freezer?
Label the bag or container with the current date so that you will be able to keep track of how long the peppers are in the freezer. Freeze the green peppers until needed. Thaw them out before use or cook straight from the frozen state. Green peppers that were not blanched can be stored up to 8 months.
Can you freeze green peppers without blanching?
Yes, you can freeze green peppers without blanching. Choose good quality green peppers, wash and dry thoroughly. Cut in half and remove stems, seeds and membranes. Cut into strips or slices, then arrange in a single layer (preferably not touching) across a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
How do you get the seeds out of a bell pepper?
Cut the top part of the pepper off. Gently run a sharp knife around the inside of the pepper. Twist the seed core and remove. (This method removes the seeds all at once without a mess.) Cut pepper in half and then in narrow strips.