Freezing store-bought carrots

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by tabsmonsters, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Laclede County, MO
    I have some carrots that are going to go bad soon. I was wondering if anyone has ever tried freezing them? It says on the package " refridgerate, do not freeze" but I don't always believe what the package says!
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    I bought some carrots from the freezer section last week, so I don't know why not! Better to try and freeze them then let them go bad. Really, what do you have to loose?!?! [​IMG]
  3. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Laclede County, MO
    Lol, true! Some of them were bad, so I rinsed off the good ones. Thanks!
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    To prepare for freezer:
    Remove the tops, wash and peel. Leave small carrots whole. Cut others into thin slices, 1/4-inch cubes, lengthwise strips or julienne them with a food processor.

    You can blanch them first or just freeze them.
    To blanch, bring a pot of water to a full rolling boil. Fill another large pot or bowl with ice water. Water-blanch small whole carrots 5 minutes, diced or sliced pieces or lengthwise strips for 2 minutes. Cool promptly and drain.

    Transfer blanched or unblanched carrots directly into suitable containers for freezing. Leave a 1/2 inch of headspace.

    For best results, store no longer than 10 to 12 months at 0ºF. To use frozen carrots, add directly without thawing.

    To refrigerate carrots, wrap them in paper towels and store in plastic bags for 1 to 3 months.

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