Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Crispy Carrots

Our friend, Joel, is a farmer, and he gave us a great tip when we harvested the carrots out of our garden. Last year, the carrots didn't last long in the fridge before they became spongy and we ended up tossing a bunch of them. Joel recommended that we soak this year's crop in ice water for 24 hours before we cleaned them and put them in the fridge. No more spongy carrots! They are so sweet and crispy this year. Thanks, Joel!

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15 comments:

The Apron Queen said...

What a great tip! I can't tell you how many spongy carrots I've thrown away! Thanks.

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Jack's Mommy said...

i'll have to give that a try! i usually resort to cutting up my carrots before they enter the fridge because if i dont, they end up getting spongy before i *remember* to eat them. If i cut them up first, i'm much more likely to use them!

Grammy said...

About how long do they last when you do them that way?

mub said...

This is interesting, I'm definately going to give it a try!

Dana Wilson said...

Wow! Who knew?

Thanks for a great tip!

Sherry said...

Cool! Thank you for the great tip! I hate spongy carrots. Ugh!

A Frugal Housewife - Jody said...

I've never heard of that before. Will had to remember this.

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~~tonya~~ said...

We just planted some carrots--mostly for the rabbits--but some for us. TFS this tip--it may come in handy.

Jerralea said...

I would never have thought of trying that! Thanks for sharing.

Jacki said...

Thanks for the tip! I never would have thought to do this.

Jeni from Kansas said...

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!!

Allie said...

cool tip...

zandyk said...

Thanks for the tip!

recycling man aka Joel said...

It's pretty simple really... Spongy carrots lack water... A carrot is a root...add water to root and it takes in water....Cripsy carrots!!!!


I pull them and let them sit in a wheelbarrow overnight or longer. Then I clean them and they go to market or in my Belly! They usually last up to 3 weeks in a fridge after the soak...


If they start to go bad I recommend a juicer...if you think a tripple shot of coffee is electifying try drinking the juice of 5 carrots.