Step 9: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

My sister and I do this almost every year.  We enjoy the chilies all year round.  It is quite a bit cheaper to freeze them than to buy them in a can.  This also reduces energy and waste.  I think it took me about an hour total to accomplish this.  I did have to wait in between while 2 racks froze.  

Thank you for stopping by and please do have a splendorous day!

mmmmmmmmmmm. I do love roasted green chilies. Now I can see the roasters outside Farmer's market tumbling away. And here I am too far away to smell the aroma. Danged!
One year I ordered them from the farm and over night Express them to Washington. It was awesome and not too bad on the pocket book. The farmer handled everything. Thanks so much for commenting!
if you take them still mostly frozen, run them under warm water for a few seconds, just the peel is thawed, and then you can easily remove the skins. <br><br>then wait for them to fully unthaw, flay them remove the tops and most of the seeds. <br><br>Its cool to see fellow New Mexicans on here!
Thanks so much for sharing. I leave the seeds in because I like them hotter. Yes, it is a small world and it is nice to see you here also! New Mexico has many benefits. I love the weather! Have a splendorous day! <br>Sunshiine
I also really like that you're holding the layers apart here with frozen English muffins. That's hilarious and the kind of kludge I use all the time. Glad to see it memorialized on instructables.
Thanks for your comment! I got a chuckle out of it. Have a super day!
I love green chillies! Yum. Only one question: how is this <strong><em>flash </em></strong>freezing? This seems like just <em>freezing </em>the chillies (which is a perfectly fine instructable, and I think the important insight here is to let the items freeze not touching each other, which both ensures that they don't stick together and probably that they freeze faster/more consistently). It was my understanding that <strong><em>flash freezing</em></strong> involves more than just a freezer&nbsp;but rather&nbsp;liquid nitrogen or something else super cold so that the food freezes without the ice being able to form large ice crystals which break down the cellular structure. Am&nbsp;I wrong?<br> <br> Anyway, this is making me miss Los Alamos. Thanks for sharing!
Oh another green chili fan! I understood it to be either way. I understood it to be flash freeze in that it is frozen after picking. Maybe I am wrong. Thanks for commenting.
Er... could you use a different introduction image?<br><br>On the thumbnail, that single pepper looks a bit... sluggy.<br><br>
Roasted peppers do not film well. Any suggestions? How about the freezer bags? LOL.
How about the 1st image of step 8? The spilling bag?
Is this any better or the spilling bag one? Thanks.
Either's good. I just thought the bag one looked more freezer-related.
Thanks Kiteman! I will use the freezer bag. Remember to have a splendorous day! Sunshiine

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