During my trip to our local Farmers Market I bought tons of fresh Kale. They are so abundant & affordable right now. I ended up with more than I could prepare so I decided to try freezing them. It worked beautifully, now I have freezer stocked with kale for use in my recipes.
Preparing Kale for freezing.
1. First I cut the kale from the stalk, this was really the most time consuming part.
3. Next, dunk them into ice water for an additional 3 minutes.
4. I then I grab handfuls and squeeze them into balls about the size of my palm removing as much moisture as possible & placed each section/ball onto a pan.
Flash freeze them until they are hard & keep their shape. Now I could place the individual balls into one freezer bag for storage. Now I can grab just what I need without having to defrost a whole bag at one time ;)