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Old 05-16-2008, 01:14 PM   #1
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Green Beans

Are you able to freeze the unused portion of green beans from one of those large commercial size cans.

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Old 05-16-2008, 01:16 PM   #2
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I have never tried it. Seems to me that the texture of green beans from a can is already compromised, freezing seems it would practically turn it to mush.
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:05 PM   #3
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I don't see why not. They're cooked. I freeze cooked carrots that I make with roasts and they seem OK when thawed.

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Old 05-16-2008, 02:37 PM   #4
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i don't know of any reason that they wouldn't be just fine. i too do potatoes, carrots, beans, when i freeze left over stew.


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Old 05-16-2008, 03:57 PM   #5
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I've never tried it but here are my suggestions based on freezing fresh green beans -

Be sure they are dry because too much moisture will cause ice crystals to form.

Lay then out on a cookie sheet spread out and put it in the freezer until they are frozen and then bag them in zip top bags.

Remove as much air as you can before sealing the bag.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:30 AM   #6
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I have never tried it. Seems to me that the texture of green beans from a can is already compromised, freezing seems it would practically turn it to mush.
I agree.

I'm sure you could do it; not sure you'd want to eat them when thawed.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:48 AM   #7
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Sure...they'll be fine.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:54 AM   #8
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I also don't see any reason why not. Dave's idea is a good one. Then use them in fairly small quantities in soups,stews, etc. I doubt they'd measure up to eating as a solo side dish, but would be ok as an ingredient. But they would mostly add color, not much in flavor or texture at that point.
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