Thursday, July 30, 2009

Preserving Kale

Today I froze 2 bunches of kale. To do this, I separated the leaves from the stems, chopped the stems, steam blanched the leaves and stems for 2 minutes, plunged it into ice water to stop the cooking process, drained, patted dry with a paper towel, and put it into a zip-lock bag. The whole process, including clean-up, only took about a half hour. Now I'll have a bag of greens for a stir fry in the middle of the winter!

Here is the final product:


  1. Do you think it will get freezer burned?? I have been contemplating buying a vacuum sealer...I have lots of kale :)

    1. I haven't noticed any freezer burn, but I used it within 8 months. If you are going to let it go longer that that, you might get some freezer burn.

  2. Thanks so much for this post!! We have Kale coming out of our ears, and I refuse to waste it!

  3. This is the first time I've grown kale, but not the last. Thank you for your helpful information.