- Select young tender spears.
- Wash thoroughly and sort into sizes.
- Trim stalks by removing scales with a sharp knife.
- Cut into even lengths to fit containers.
Water blanching: Water blanch small spears 2 minutes, medium spears 3 minutes and large spears 4 minutes. Cool promptly, drain and package, leaving no headspace. Seal and freeze.
Source: So Easy to Preserve, 5th ed. 2006