Monday, September 7, 2009

Freezing Okra

Last Friday, Momma and I froze okra. It is a very easy method of preserving when you do not have enough okra to cook immediately. We blanched our okra because it destroys enzymes and bacteria. Enzymes and bacteria will discolor and change the flavor and the texture of the okra

We washed the fresh okra from the garden. After that, we blanched them for 3-4 minutes.
We immediately placed the blanched okra in ice water for five minutes to cool it down.
Once the okra was cool, we drained it.
When the okra was drained, I cut it into 1/2 inch slices for soups.
After the okra was cut, I placed them in a bag.
Momma and I vacuum sealed the bag and froze the okra.
We enjoyed working together and preserving some of our harvest to enjoy later in the winter!

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