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How to Blanch Green Beans

How to Blanch Green Beans

How to Blanch Green Beans

The term ‘Blanch’ means softening vegetables by boiling in salted water for two minute or so, then punching it in cold water to retain its colour and stop further cooking process and preserve its crisp texture. This technique we can use for almost for all green vegetables. So here goes the technique of How to Blanch Green Beans

Wash fresh green beans in cold water properly.

Trim the ends of beans. Chop the green beans (if you prefer it to be. I like it as whole.) into desired lengths, so that it gets cooked evenly.

Take a big pan and fill it with water. Add little salt and boil it over medium high heat.
When it comes to boil, add the green beans.

Cook it uncovered for 3 or 4 minutes until tender.

Take beans out from the boiling water with a colander or use a tongs for this.

While cooking green beans in boiling water put ice cubes in another bowl of water and keep it aside. 

Immerse Green Beans into ice water for some time. This is to stop it from cooking further.

Let it remain in the cold water minimum for four minutes.
Drain it in a colander.

Dry the green beans thoroughly with kitchen napkin.

Now it`s done!! Hope you understood How to Blanch Green Beans

My Recipe Notes on How to Blanch Green Beans:

You should not cook the beans in the boiling water for long. Three minutes is quite sufficient.
You can add butter along with olive oil.
You can cut the beans in to equal desired lengths, so that it gets cooked evenly.
It is compulsory to immerse green beans in cold water or keep in the cold running water in order to prevent it from further cooking.
You can microwave or steam green beans to get it done to your liking.
You can cook Green Beans ahead of time, store it in zip-lock plastic bags and can refrigerate it. It will last fresh for 2 days. Let it come to room temperature before cooking it.

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  • Shirl (2017-01-04 06:44:56)
    Good information.
    Seena Koshy (2017-01-22 21:06:47)
    Thanks Shirl.

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