Can you Freeze Celery?
How To Freeze Celery?
If you want to enjoy your celery all round the year, you can follow these steps to know how to freeze like a pro.
Clean the celery: Wash the sticks thoroughly under tap water. Make sure you separate the stalks and clean so that all the dirt is removed properly.
Blanch the celery: Most people skip this step as they intend to use celery in a couple of months. But you can blanch the stalks to keep them for longer. Just make sure to pat the celery dry with paper towels after you blanch it.
Flash freeze: Spread the stalks on a baking sheet and freeze for a couple of hours. If you are freezing diced celery, chop them and spread the pieces on a baking sheet, taking care not to overcrowd them.
Pack and store: Now remove the stalks or diced pieces and add them to a zip lock bag or a vacuum seal pouch and store in a freezer. You can also stick a label with the date on which you store the celery to ensure that you do not use it after a long time. You can also freeze celery leaves separately – make them into a shape of a log and freeze. This way, it will be easy for you to cut off how much you need. They make an excellent flavoring in soups.
How Long Does Frozen Celery Keep in the Freezer?
Frozen celery can keep up to two months if the celery has not been blanched. If you blanch it, it can easily keep up to 8 to 12 months. Here are our recipe recommendations if you want to use frozen celery: