Blanching Green Beans
The freshest of green
beans deserve the simplest presentation. A lot of people prefer their green beans
just blanched and served with salt, pepper and butter. This is the best way to
enjoy the taste of very fresh green beans. Some recipes, such as cold salads that
use green beans call for blanched greens beans.
Definition of blanch:
This term means to plunge foods into boiling water for a
few seconds or a few minutes, then remove and place in ice water. This process
sets the color of vegetables, lets you easily peel fruits, and slip the skins
off nuts. The food does not cook all the way through, so crisp texture is preserved.