I want to freeze green beans and need to know how long to blanch them before I put them in ice water and then freeze them.

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cut or break in 1" pieces or them whole,  standard 2-minute blanch.  have kettle ready with a least 1 gal rapdily boiling water. place 1 pt. beans in wire basket and immerse in boiling water. cover .  remove basket from boiling water & immerse in ice water to chill beans.  test coolness by biting into vegetable. when it is cool to the tongue, it is ready to pack.  drain beans right away and package.  label date & freeze immediately.

directions from Farm Journal freezing & canning cook book.

Boil or steam for 3 mins. Ice bath for 3 mins. Dry with paper towels before placeing in freezer bags. Remove as much air as possible before sealing.
Boil water and remove from heat and add beans for three min. drain, cool, place in freezer bags. you do not have to put water in your beans to freeze

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