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    sorry Flummery I should have said the stem I must have had a senior moment

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    I'd also freeze them on trays first, then put them in bags. Theyre a devil to separate when theyre frozen together and you only want a few for that meal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diana View Post
    I have been told not to put a cross in the top of the sprouts as it lets water in when cooking, I do not put a cross in and just blanch them for about a min then cool under cold water to stop them cooking and then put them in the freezer
    You don't put a cross in the top of the sprout, you do a small one in the stem end. If the sprouts are young and tender this isn't really necessary.

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    Thanks for all your help and advise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustylady View Post
    You don't put a cross in the top of the sprout, you do a small one in the stem end. If the sprouts are young and tender this isn't really necessary.
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    i love sprouts - i kinda left mine on the plants too long tho, mainly cos my freezer was full - had some the size of tennis balls, loads the size of golf balls
    eventually picked them - got 3 carrier bags full from 7 plants - gave them to my mother and she blanched and froze them for herself - must have been another carrier bag full which i left on the plants cos they were going rotten

    i WILL take better care of them this year - and will get a good size chest freezer to keep them all in! (still struggling through the runner beans and caulis!)

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