With a plentiful crop of peppers in many gardens, freezing peppers is an easy way to preserve them for use in recipes during the fall and winter. Follow these steps for successful freezing.
1. Wash thoroughly and drain.
2. Cut out stem ends and remove seeds of green or red peppers. Cut in half, slice or dice.
3. Freeze in freezer containers or freezer food storage bags.
4. Write on container the amount of peppers in the container.
1. Wash and drain peppers.
2. Freeze on trays for one to two hours, then pack into freezer containers and return to the freezer.
Caution: The volatile oils in hot peppers can cause burns. Wear rubber gloves when you cut or chop these peppers. Do not touch your face, particularly near your eyes. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water if you handle hot peppers.