Canning Recipes

Freezing Asparagus
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

Cooking Directions:
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Tender asparagus stalks with compact tips

Sort asparagus according to thickness of stalk. Wash asparagus thoroughly
and cut or break off and discard tough parts of stalks. Leave spears in
lengths to fit the package or cut in 2-inch lengths.

Water blanch according to thickness of stalk: Small stalks, 2 minutes;
Medium stalks, 3 minutes; Large stalks, 4 minutes. Cool promptly in cold
water and drain.

Pack into containers, leaving no headspace. When packing spears,
alternate tips and stem ends. In containers that are wider at the top
than bottom, pack asparagus with tips down. Seal, label and freeze.

This recipe yields ?? servings.

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