Freezing Peppers

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Alrighty folks!! I’m sure that you have heard (or read) my excitement on Facebook about the abundance of bell peppers we have this year!! It so exciting. We also have tons of sweet peppers, seranos, and jalapeños!! We are making and a canning salsa (stay tuned for a salsa post!!) but still can’t keep up!! So I’ve began freezing them. Much like you would freeze berries or peas on a cookie sheet!!

image         imageAbove I have sliced the bell peppers into slices (fajita style), spread them on a cookie sheet and popped them in the freezer.

imageHere are some beautiful sweet peppers that a cut smaller. These went in the freezer too!!

imageAbout 30 minutes later I pull out hard little pepper slices that are all separated. See in the picture above that nothing has changed about them. They aren’t stuck together or wilted or browned. They are frozen in their perfect state!!

I then scoop them out and put them in freezer bags. How cool is it that all winter I will be able to grab a handful of beautiful organic bell peppers for fajitas, chili, enchiladas or anything!!

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It’s a little embarrassing to admit but I really actually hurt myself doing this. Below is a picture of me in the beginning process of cutting up about 5 pounds of peppers. My husband couldn’t resist because one stuck to me after unloading them on the counter. Notice the happy smile………..about 20 minutes later it turned to a frown when I realized I wasn’t cutting sweet peppers, they were hot!! I was literally awake all night with horrible pain in my hands. Peppers ar no joke folks!! Wear your gloves!!

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My husband is in big trouble for calling me a wuss and then taking a bite out of one and telling me how hot it was!!

So there you go Peeps!! How do you preserve your peppers!!??

Happy Sunday,

Emily

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