Although my family probably ate their weight in fresh peas this spring, we could not keep up with production. As many of you know, I am not a big fan of wasting anything so I decided to freeze some peas to see how they turned out.
I figured that my frozen peas only had to beat out the tasteless flash-frozen peas from the store. Needless to say, I felt pretty confident going into the project. So how did they turn out? Freezing peas from the garden without a doubt beat the flash frozen peas from the store. However, freezing peas is a little time consuming. What else do you have to do though?
I am not going to bore you with the details of how I froze peas but I will share with you some stats from my pea freezing experiment. I started with appx 300- 400 peas which took me about 45 minutes to shuck and my yield was around 2 quarts. This was enough peas to feed a family of four three different times. Not that bad!
If you have an overabundance of peas this year, try freezing some. You will be glad you did!
|Picking the peas.|
|That is a lot of peas!|
|I recruited a helper.|
|The finished product.|