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Oct 7, 2005 01:11 PM

Green Bell Peppers-- Need to Use 'em Up!

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Lots of GPs from the garden. Doubt they will freeze well. Don't want any to go to waste. Any ideas, greatly appreciated.

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  1. One of my favorite things ever... Stuffed green peppers! Which actually freeze pretty good! :)


    1. You can freeze them. Core, slice or chop I'd freeze on a tray and then pour into a storage bag to make it easier to take poput what you need.

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      1. re: Candy

        yes, they freeze.
        My mom used to freeze large wall sections stacked up together in small bags, then when making any type of sauce where she'd normally use fresh chopped peppers, she'd take out a frozen chunk, and grate on a box grater directly into the sauce. No chopping or prying apart chunks of dice. Flavor comes through very well.

        1. re: toodie jane

          I freeze mine in strips to use for stirfrys and fajitas.

        2. re: Candy

          Sounds like my kind of thing to do with peppers. Thank you for having this suggestion.

        3. char them over a flame (stove top or grill), then cover with a dish towel or put them in a paper bag for a few minutes, then using a dish towel, rub off the skins. Core and cut into eigths (top to bottom), and marinate in olive oil, chopped fresh garlic, s&p.

          1. How about mixing them with all those green tomatos left on the vines to make Pickalily (sp?)?
            Pickallily is wonderful to have all winter long, esp. on good hot dogs.

            1. I make this all the time & itÂ’s really delicious: boil 2 lb potatoes till done, let cool enough to cut into chunks then fry until lightly brown in 2 TB. Oil with 1 lb cut up green peppers, 1 TB turmeric, and salt & pepper. Bon appetite!