Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Frozen Diced Peppers

Wash some bell peppers. If there are any soft spots, cut them out. Remove the seeds and dice the peppers. Spread the diced peppers out on a cookie sheet and freeze them. Use a spatula to loosen them from the cookie sheets, and put them in plastic freezer bags. Freeze immediately. To use, just pour out the amount of pepper you need and put the rest back in the freezer. Don’t let the ones you aren’t using thaw. Like most fruits and vegetables, the texture changes with freezing, and I only use frozen peppers in cooking.

If you don’t have room in your freezer for a cookie sheet, you can dry the peppers a bit before you freeze them. Line a cookie sheet with paper towels, and spread the peppers out on it. After half an hour to an hour, scoop up the peppers and freeze them in plastic freezer bags. You may need to give the bags a good whack to separate them when you’re ready to use them, but they’re just as good.

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