How to Freeze Celery

It is easy to freeze celery to use in cooking later. Below are the simple directions to freeze celery. Keep in mind that celery loses its crispness when it is frozen. The frozen celery is fine for cooked recipes.

Directions to Freeze Celery

Choosing celery to freeze: Select crisp, tender stalks, free from coarse strings.

Step 1 - Wash the celery

Pull the stalks of celery apart; otherwise you won't be able to get the trapped dirt out. Wash the celery thoroughly under running water.

Step 2 - Cut the celery

Trim and cut stalks into l-inch lengths.

Step 3 - Blanch the celery for 3 minutes

Blanch the celery by immersing it in a large pot of boiling water for 3 minutes.

Step 4 - Cool the celery

At 3 minutes, remove the celery, drain and quickly immerse it in ice water.

Step 5 - Drain the cooled celery and package

Allow it to cool for about 5 minutes then, drain it.

Package the celery in a vacuum freezer bag or a Ziploc bag, excluding as much air as you can (a straw helps, or the new vacuum bags).

Step 6 - Put it in the freezer

That's it; just pop it into your freezer.  If your removed almost all the air, it should be good for a year or so.

 

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