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How to blanch string beans?

asked by Dconstantinople about 3 years ago
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added about 3 years ago

Prepare your green beans (trim both ends). Bring a saucepan with a light layer of water (about 2 inches) to a boil. Using a slotted spoon, gently place green beans in boiling water for about 1 minute until crispy but edible. Are you blanching them to bake in a cassarole? If this is your only method of cooking them, keep in water a bit longer (maybe 2-3 mins.).
Hope this helps.
-Paige

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Boil in a pot of water for 4 -5 min, then dump into a ice water bath is not using immediately. Precede to recipe when ready.

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added about 3 years ago

The main reason for blanching is to set the color (chlorophyl). The real cooking takes place afterward, once you have really nice GREEN beans.