How to Freeze Bell Peppers From the Garden

Learn how to freeze bell peppers to preserve and use your bell peppers for the coming cold weather months.

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How to Freeze Bell Peppers

It’s pepper-picking time again already . . . which means
that over the next four to eight weeks you may — at
times — find yourself with more crisp, juicy green
peppers on your hands than you know what to do with. Well,
here is a suggestion that should help you
dispose of that bumper crop.

In case you didn’t know it (I didn’t, until recently),
peppers can be frozen. No blanching is needed . .
. all you have to do is [1] slice the upper fourth of each
fruit off, [2] remove the peppers’ ribs and seeds, [3]
place the gutted peppers — along with their tops — inside
heavy plastic bags, then [4] expel the air from the bags,
seal ’em up tight, and pop them into the freezer. Six
months later (when supermarket pepper prices have gone
through the roof) you’ll have a supply of good-tasting,
inexpensive garden-grown peppers as close as your freezer!

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