Freezing Fresh Peas when they are in season is a great idea to get regular supply of great quality peas throughout the year. It's very economical too. Here is how to freeze fresh peas at home.
Shell the peas and wash the kernels well with water.
Heat water in a large vessel.
Once it comes to a boil, add 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp sugar to it.
Add the shelled peas and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Drain the water and add the peas in a bowl filled with ice cold water and let them sit in it for 4-5 minutes until they are completely cooled.
Drain the water and spread the peas on a kitchen towel.
Let them dry for a few hours.
Store the peas in zip lock bags and freeze until ready to use.
Blanch the peas in batches. Do not overcrowd while blanching otherwise some peas will be overcooked.