Can I freeze fresh sugar snap peas?

I came into an abundance of fresh sugar snap peas that I'll never be able to eat before they spoil. Can I freeze them? Should I blanch them briefly first?

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mrslarkin
mrslarkin April 1, 2012

My instinct would be to blanch them first.

I wonder if you could pickle some?

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RobertaJ
RobertaJ April 2, 2012

YES ! You absolutely can pickle them. I just did a batch a couple of days ago. I got the recipe I used somewhere on line...

Burnt Offerings
Burnt Offerings April 1, 2012

I ate a whole bowl of them raw last night with taziki and hummus, and made them for dinner tonight - so yummy! But they will need to be frozen or used by Tuesday.

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BoulderGalinTokyo
BoulderGalinTokyo April 2, 2012

So tonight for a change, lightly blanch, then eat with good-ol-Lipton's Onion Soup Dip. (We make with plain yogurt) The saltiness plays off the sweetness of the peas.

mainecook61
mainecook61 April 1, 2012

They really don't freeze very well (unlike regular peas, which do). They lose their "snap." We grow them, but only eat them in season. I wish they did freeze well!

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