Can I freeze jalapeno peppers?

I just picked all my late jalapeno peppers and I've got a ton of them! Can I freeze them? How is the best way to do it? thanks!

  • Posted by: Reen
  • September 19, 2011
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6 Comments

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/09330.html

I hope this reference will help you in all of your freezing of veggies to enjoy later in the year.
 
Reen September 20, 2011
Thank you! I'll use them all winter!
 
wssmom September 19, 2011
Absolutely! I cut them in half, stem and seed them, and then spread them on a tray for an hour in the freezer before either vacuum sealing them or popping them in a ziplock freezer bag and storing them in the freezer. Works great!
 
Kitchen B. September 19, 2011
Yes you certainly can. I always buy up chilies...whenever I see them and freeze. em Using them from frozen is a snap!
 
Yes, I have a tone in my freezer. I freeze them whole and wash/cut them right before I cook them.
 
Lexmccall September 19, 2011
Yes, absolutely. I find it easiest to cut them up first--remove the stem, seeds, membranes and cut into chunks. Then just stick them in a ziploc bag.
 
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