Recently, frozen peas have appeared on the market, which is not as hard as dried, and not as soft as canned, besides it preserves more vitamins. You can buy peas in a store, and you can find out how to freeze green peas for the winter, and use home-made preparations.
Tell you how to freeze green peas at home.
To begin with, we will choose the right peas: we select young pods, whole, not flabby, not damaged, without specks. Usually pods contain from 4 to 10 peas, that is, they can be of different sizes. If you plan to freeze not peeled peas, select pods of the same size - no more than 5-6 peas in each.
How to freeze green peas in pods?
- green peas not crushed - 1 kg;
- water - 3 liters.
Water pour into a shallow rather wide pan and put it on the fire. With pea pods, use the knife or scissors to cut off the tips on both sides. When the water boils with a key, we immerse the selected and prepared pods in it, blanch them a little less than 3 minutes, gently remove the noise or throw it back in a colander, then immerse it in cold water until it cools completely. We transfer the pods to clean wipes or by any other method we remove moisture. Cooled and dried, put them in plastic containers with a lid so that the peas fill the containers in one layer, and put them in the freezer. After 2 days, you can pack frozen peas in plastic bags or special containers. If there are no containers, you can freeze the peas in cardboard boxes.
How to freeze fresh green peas?
Freeze peeled peas
- peeled peas - 1 kg;
Carefully choose peas: all peas should be elastic, bright green, without damage, wormholes, spots. Peas for freezing should be ripe, so be careful. At home, peel the peas and remove the garbage. Boil the water in a small saucepan, pour peas into it, turn off the heat and leave peas in boiling water for 2 minutes, then transfer the peas into a bowl with clean cold water, and in 10 minutes, swing it on a towel or napkins. Clean the dry peas in a freezer or simply in plastic containers and put into a freezer for 2 days. As you can see, it's quite easy to freeze young green peas.