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Do i have to blanch runner beans before i freeze them?

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MayorNaze Thu 27-Aug-09 18:42:42

cause i have about a million of the feckers and i really cant be arsed...

MaryBS Fri 28-Aug-09 08:25:27

Personally, I think they taste better if you don't...

MayorNaze Sun 30-Aug-09 08:58:42

thank you

i didn't wink

LadyOfTheFlowers Sun 30-Aug-09 09:01:51

I thought you had to for some reason? But it is a terrible pain in the arse - saying that - I think you only need to as it helps them retain their colour from the freeze?
Yes, I think that's it - I remember eating countless portions of muddy greenish ones of mother's - they tasted fine!

BlueChampagne Wed 02-Sep-09 13:22:03

They taste better if you don't but I suspect you'd be advised not to keep them so long.

I have converted to climbing french beans this year though because I think they're tastier.

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