Just picked a bushel, and shelled them (whew!) Now, how do I freeze them? Throw in a baggie and go---- or dip in boiling water first?
Thank you so much..
Thumbs are hurting,
The link below has the info you need.
Enjoy the peas. My purple hulls are producing well. It won't be long now before I can pick. I don't expect a bushel.
Here is a link that might be useful: How to Freeze Blackeye or Field Peas
I've been putting up purple hull peas for years which are similar to crowders and they are a breeze! Get a big pot of water boiling and pour in the shelled peas. Wait about a minute or two and pour them out into a colander to drain. I then refill the water pot with cold water and some ice cubes, pour the peas back in the pot to cool them instantly and then re-drain. Bag them up in freezer bags in meal-size portions, seal and freeze.
They are so good to bring out during the cold winter months. It tastes like summer all over again.