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    Freezing Celery

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    AmyZoe's Note:

    My Mom taught me what to do when your celery gets rubbery. I used to just toss it, but if you put it in a jar or vase (I use a ceramic pitcher) full of water it looks brand new again. Sometimes I leave the celery standing up like that in the fridge (just cut off the bottom so it is easier to stand), or put it on the counter in water for 30 minutes or so before you use it for the same effect. Today I decided I wanted to freeze celery, but I didn't know if it was possible. I found it it was possible on thriftyfun.com Once frozen, you won't want to eat it raw but it will be ready for cooked dishes.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Wash and trim and cut stalks to 1 inch long.
    2. 2
      Lay in a single layer of chopped pieces on cookie sheets and place them in the freezer.
    3. 3
      When fully frozen (12 to 24 hours) portion them into suitable containers and freeze. Leave no headspace.
    4. 4
      Will keep for 10 to 12 months.
    5. 5
      Add frozen celery directly to dishes while cooking.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 30, 2010

      55

      I am so grateful to you for posting this! I've been throwing out "rubbery' celery my whole life -- and your simple yet ingenious method never crossed my mind! I will be doing this for the rest of my life! Thank you so much!!!

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    • on December 15, 2009

      55

      Thank you for this wonderful tip that I'm sure many of us can use. Even though I haven't tried this yet I'm going to rate it a 5 just for letting us know how to refresh celery. Also did you know that you can keep celery much long and fresher if you take it out of the plastic bag and wrap it tightly in tin foil. Works like a charm. Update: I got to use this method today. The celery was too tall to fit in my refrigerator so I put it in a glass pitcher on the cupboard but it took about 2-3 hours to get it crispy. I think it would have crisp up faster if it had been put somewhere cold. The point is it did work. Thanks again AmyZoe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Freezing Celery

    Serving Size: 1 (60 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 8.4
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    10%
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 48.0 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 1.7 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    3%
    Sugars 1.1 g
    4%
    Protein 0.4 g
    0%

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