|This is a French Bean Slicer!|
|Lovely French Sliced Green Beans.|
But.....lest I get ahead of myself. This saga started as they often do with a call to our good friend Harry Brown the egg man, as I call him! Our tomatoes are gone and I wanted to get some slicing tomatoes and thought he might have some. When I arrived there was a 10 gallon bucket 2/3 full of beautiful green beans he had just picked. Needless to say they went home with me along with those tomatoes and a bag of squash! They amounted to 14 pounds of near perfect beans.
|Pints of broken beans.|
The hour was late by now but I fetched it in but a minute! Beautiful and effective it is. I thought to simply break off the ends of the remaining beans and to store them away in the refrigerator until this morning.
|Two gallons of whole beans.|
|This took no time at all and was fun in fact!|
|Lovely French Cut Beans.|
|Beans, Salt, and Water is all I use.|
|About to run out of jars I canned 3 quarts, 11 pints, and froze 3 quarts of beans.|
To freeze after breaking or slicing blanch in boiling water for 3 minutes and plunge into an ice bath. Drain well and package with same amounts of salt as above in freezer bags or cartons and store in the deep freeze. I yielded 23 pints total.
|These quarts will make my holiday casserole.|