Freezing Beans

Does anyone have a way of successfully freezing scarlet runner beans so when wanted for cooking they are not limp. Ok if in a casserole but not as a vege on their own. Have tried both blanching and just slicing and freezing with no luck either way.

Chef_shircan, Feb 18, 9:54 pm

Blanch, then cool in ice water. Pack into bags and extract all the air before freezing.

Chef_lythande1, Feb 19, 12:30 am

I freeze mine free flow on trays before bagging.

Chef_lilyfield, Feb 19, 1:26 am

I think its just how it is . so much better texture wise when fresh but once frozen the dreaded limp bean syndrome appears ! But at least once frozen you can eat them when your beans are dead in the garden too .

Chef_poppysinger2, Feb 19, 2:46 am

Thank you folks.

Chef_shircan, Feb 19, 2:52 am

Not worth freezing

Chef_clawed2, Feb 22, 8:43 am

I have Scarlet Runners aswell I use a little plastic machine which the bean is pulled through, slices bean lengh ways and removes the sides ( strings ) it name is KRISK bean slices & stringer, costs less than $20, after I put in bag and just freeze, I just give frozen bag a bump on bench and remove what I want, I have at least 20kg in deep freeze, I think best thing out since sliced bread. I got mine of TradeMe.
Good luck

Chef_esykes, Feb 4, 12:14 am