Freeze Carrots In Six Easy Steps

How to freeze carrots in six steps.

1. WASH. Pick fresh carrots from the garden or purchase bundles at a farmer’s market. 

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2. PEEL. Use a vegetable peeler to clean the carrots. They’ll look bald and beautiful, like this …

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3. CUT carrots into desired size. I chunked some and sliced others.

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4. BLANCH. Add carrots to a large pot of boiling water. There should be enough water in the pot to cover the number of carrots you add. Boil for 4 minutes. (I use my large water bath canner pot so I can process large amounts at once.)

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5. SHOCK. Remove carrots from boiling water and immediately place in ice water. This halts the cooking process. Carrots should remain in the ice water for 4 minutes. (I fill my sink with cold water and ice, then use a sieve to move the carrots from my large canner pot to the ice water. Works like a charm!) 

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6. BAG. Drain water from the carrots and place in zipper-locking freezer bags. Be sure to date the bags first, and remove air last. Store them in your deep freeze until you’re ready for something garden-fresh and delicious!

Told you it was easy! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Comment

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    Sal August 23, 2014 (9:34 pm)

    Looks easier than canning them. May have to try that soon.