My hot peppers are growing faster than I can use them, so I popped them in the freezer.
I washed them, cut the tops off and because they are long peppers, I cut them in half and put them in a freezer bag. Make sure to squeeze the air out of the bag.
In the fall, I’ll pull what I need from the freezer and chop them up to add them to soups and chilies. I cut the peppers in half, because my family doesn’t like foods that are too spicy, so I’ll use a little at one time.
You could also chop up the hot peppers and freeze in ice cube trays. I don’t have gloves and I’ve chopped a lot of hot peppers all at once before and my fingers burned for hours. Not fun.
So I froze whole and I’ll chop as I need them. I will chop up the sweet peppers for the freezer when they are ready for harvesting. I’ll post on that later in the summer.
How do you freeze hot peppers?
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This post is linked to Tuesday Garden Party @ An Oregon Cottage.