Things to do with vegetables
Find yourself with a pile of produce? Good work. Now what to do with it? Over the last couple of days I’ve been dealing with my supplies. Here’s what I’ve been doing.
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Things to do with vegetables – Flash freeze
Many vegetables lend themselves to freezing. With bell peppers I peel off the sticker, wash and dry them then slice into thin strips. I align the strips, skin side down and not touching in a rimmed pan. I use an 8″ x 8″ pan. Freeze an hour and a half cor so until hard. When they shake around and sound hard they’re good to bag up. When I want to cook with them I just take some out and throw them into a hot pan. I cook them for a couple minutes then add raw slice onion. I usually use these for tacos. Here’s a guide from the Washington Post on freezing fruits and veges
Things to do with vegetables – Caramelize onions
I used this recipe from the Kitchn. I use butter and olive oil. Once they’re in the pan and coated with the butter/oil I sprinkle on a little salt. Also I do not mix different types of onion. Shallot cook faster than yellow onions, I also freezer them very flat in a zip top bag. Then I can break some off and throw them into soup or pasta sauce, or let them thaw and put in grilled cheese. Here’s how to freeze them
Things to do with vegetables – Lyonnaise Potatoes
I used to make these for parties and people would inhale them. They’re easy to make ahead and reheat in the oven. I use this recipe from – whereelse – the Kitchn. I like mine a little crispier so I cooked them in a couple batches. As I cook each batch they’re mostly single layer. They’re amazing even if you cook them all at once. I used a combination of butter and olive oil and I had no parsley.