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How do you blanch vegetables?

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Use a wire blanching basket and covered saucepan, or fit a wire basket into a large kettle with fitted lid. Use one gallon of water per pound of prepared vegetable. Put vegetable in blanching basket and lower it into vigorously boiling water. Place lid on blancher and start counting blanching time as soon as the water returns to a boil. (The water should return to boiling within 1 minute, or you are using too much vegetable for the amount of water). Keep heat high for total blanching time. Source: Original FAQ posted at

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