Introduction: Freezing Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts are a type of cabbage. They look like little cabbages if you look closely. We have a large family so we grow most of our own vegetables. This is how we freeze Brussels Sprouts so we have them all year long.
Bowl to put Sprouts in
Pot of boiling water
Large spoon with slots or a strainer spoon
Sink of VERY cold water
Freezer Bags/Space Saver Machine if you have one
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Step 1: Pick Brussels Sprouts
If you grow your own Brussels Sprouts you"ll have a healthier body. But if you cant have your own garden to grow your vegetables then you can buy them at the store.
Step 2: Cut the Stem
In this step you would have to cut an X in the Brussel Sprout Stem Area so it cooks all the way through.
Step 3: Boil Water for Brussels Sprouts
Boil Water and get the Brussels Sprouts ready.
Step 4: Put the Brussels Sprouts in the Water
In this step you carefully pour or put the Brussels Sprouts into the boiling water. BE CAREFUL! Do not let any hot water splash out onto you or you will get burned.
Step 5: Time the Boiling
Set a Timer for 2 minutes. Make sure you pay attention to this.
Step 6: Take Brussels Sprouts Out
At the end of the 2 minutes you will take the Sprouts out and transfer them to a sink of VERY cold water. The water will get warm as you keep putting hot Brussels Sprouts in it to cool. You will need to change the water and put new cold water in it every 2 or 3 batches.
Step 7: Strain Cooled Sprouts
After the Brussels Sprouts are cooled, you can transfer them to a strainer to get as much water out of them as you can.
Step 8: Freeze in Thin Layer
Take them out of the strainer and put them in a thin layer on cookie sheets. Put the cookie sheets in a freezer to freeze a few hours or for over night. This makes them not stick and freeze together when we put them in the bags later.
Step 9: Put Into Freezer Bags
After you have done the initial freeze, put the Brussels Sprout into freezer bags. You can use Ziplock freezer bags or the Space Saver type bags with the machine. We use our Space Saver. You can label the bags if you want. We usually put the month and year on the bags. Then put the bags in the freezer.