Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Freezing Fresh Kale

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.

2.  Next I blanched them in a pot of boiling water for 3 minutes.  I used my canning pot.

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 ;)

1 comment:

  1. Kale is so nutritious and great idea to keep some in your freezer.

    All the best Jan


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