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Blanching – Food skills card

What is vegetable blanching, how do you do it, and why do you need to? Our food skills card explains.

Our food skills cards feature basic cooking skills and recipes to help people learn food skills.

Blanching is a method of partially cooking vegetables in boiling water. The vegetables are cooled quickly so they keep their flavour. The blanching food skills card explains how to blanch vegetables and why you should do it. There’s a useful list of blanching times for different vegetables too.

Feeling inspired? Test out your skill and try making the Oven style hangi recipe featured on the skill card.

Download the blanching food skills card (PDF)