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Can you blanch French green beans the night before you cook them, and store them in the refrigerator?

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Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added about 1 year ago
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Absolutely! In fact, teach people to blanch a big batch of them when they get them home from the store. That way, they're always ready for something - a salad, or to be finished off as part of dinner. Plunge them into boiling water for 5 minutes, them lift them immediately into an ice water bath. Let cool completely, then drain and refrigerate.

Elizabeth Rex added about 1 year ago

You betcha! We did this at work too.

bigpan added about 1 year ago

For me, 5 minutes is a long time. Depending on the amount in the batch I would suggest tasting a piece after 1 minute, then in 30 second intervals.
No point going to all that work to get limp over cooked beans.

SKK added about 1 year ago

Cynthia is absolutely correct - I do this all the time.

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