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Oven blanching okra?????

Posted by sundrops Z6 SW Indiana (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 30, 10 at 11:34

I just finished reading a post about different ways to freeze okra and one of the poster said that they oven blanch their okra at 350 degress for 5 to 10 minutes. The okra was sliced in 1/2" pieces and placed on a cookie sheet.

The okra was then coated for frying, or if for soup not coated and frozen. Does oven blanching stop the enzyme action like water blanching? I have never heard of this and am curious.

Sundrops


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RE: Oven blanching okra?????

Never heard it called "oven blanching". It is usually called roasting, as in oven-roasted okra, peppers, or tomatoes.

But it isn't a recommended blanching technique like either boiling water or steam blanching are because wet heat penetrates and conducts faster than dry heat.

Dave


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