Tuesday, September 15, 2015

~Freezing Green Pepper Strips~

Green Peppers for my freezer.
(File Photo)
Do you purchase Green Peppers to use in recipes during the colder months?  Do you live in an area where these Peppers are sold at roadside stands at this time of year?  For me it's yes to both questions!  That's the reason I purchase about 12 locally grown Green Peppers to prep and freeze.  In the colder months when I'm cooking dinner it's easy to open our freezer door & take out a package of the Pepper strips.  There's no reason for me to purchase a commercially frozen bag of Pepper chunks or purchase the fresh imported vegetable from my grocery store.

Sunday was the day to move on my Pepper detail.  With not too much time involved my Green Pepper strips were in my freezer on Sunday afternoon.  I'm posting my instructions again this year, because I see that you, my readers, have been searching for it.  It's great to use the locally grown veggies during the colder months, too!

After placing the Pepper bags in my freezer I realized that I had not taken a photo. My search was on to find a File Photo.  :)        

Freezing Green Pepper Strips
  1. Rinse Peppers under cool running water.  Dry.
  2. Cut off tops.
  3. Discard seeds.
  4. Cut each Pepper in strips. 
  5. Place a handful of Pepper strips in a plastic sandwich bag.   (I do not use exact measurements.) I "eyeball" the amount I'd get from 1 whole Pepper for each bag.
  6. Close the sandwich bag and fold over. 
  7. Carefully, place all sandwich bags in a Ziploc Freezer Bag.
  8.  Seal, label and place in freezer.
When you want a Green Pepper while preparing dinner, it's so easy to reach into the freezer.



Stacey said...

I buy most all veggies when I find them for a good price. If we can't use them quickly enough I freeze them. :)

JG said...

Stacey- That is a great plan! :)