Potatoes...french fries in a jar...clarify blanching
In a previous thread on canning french fries in a jar, Digdirt mentioned he didn't blanch the potatoes for this method.
He said..."This is one of those situations where you choose. You are supposed to blanch, yes. Did I? Yes with the first batch. No, with the second batch."
Since it is recommended to hot pack potatoes for canning, could I get some clarification on this? Did you just cut the potatoes like french fries and put them raw pack in the jars covered by boiling water? Or did I misunderstand what your process was? I've done the French Fries in a jar before and want to do them again. If they can be done safely without blanching I would love it!
Here is a link that might be useful: French Fries in a Jar
This post was edited by jill2761 on Sat, Jun 22, 13 at 10:18