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Old 04-04-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
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Help I bought WAY too much celery

I don't know what I was thinking, but I bought WAY too much celery. I got 2 huge bunches, because I forgot I had picked some up the day before. Now I have all this celery and nothing to do with it. I am not a fan of eating it straight up. Do you have any ideas of what I should do?

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Old 04-04-2011, 12:26 PM   #2
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I really dislike celery and only buy it for recipes where it's cooked.

I end up using as much as I can then freeze the rest. It thaws out a little limp but is OK for recipes where it gets cooked.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:30 PM   #3
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Chop it up and cook it till soft with some butter. Add chicken stock then puree till smooth. Add a touch of cream if you like. You can also add some onions and/or garlic while cooking down if you want. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:37 PM   #4
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Celery makes a nice cooked vegatable. Cook it in some stock and serve it plain or use some of the cooking liquid and some milk to make a cream sauce. The creamed version is nice in a casserole with some buttered crumbs and grated cheese.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:42 PM   #5
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Yum, what they all said!
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:45 PM   #6
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Chop it and freeze it to use when you want to fry up some carrot and celery and onion as the base to a stew or soup. Include the leaves, they give a nice flavor too.
Keep the tenderest sweetest pieces near the middle, with their leaves chopped off, in the refrigerator, wrapped in foil to make it last longer (I hear).

When buying celery, I smell it. If it smells bitter, I don't buy it, when it smells sweet, that's the good stuff.

Celery is a running joke around here. I cook dinner for a friend that HATES celery. Everytime he asks about dinner, he says 'what's in it'?', I always reply with 'A cup of celery' (he hates it), 'A cup of jalapenos' (hates those too)....., his eyes grow big, and of course there usually isn't any celery or jalapenos in it......and then we all laugh.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:51 PM   #7
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What GB said ~ then top it with toasted almonds! yum
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:52 PM   #8
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Zereh, what a great addition. I am going to add those in next time.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:16 PM   #9
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I keep celery in a pitcher with a couple of inches water in the bottom. Then, I cover the top with a clear palstic foodgrade bag. It keeps this way for a few weeks in the fridge. Make sure you change the water every couple of days and give the pitcher a good rinse so things don't get slimy.

I also keep sticks in cold water for my daughter. She doen't like cooked veg, so that is one veg she will eat.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:49 PM   #10
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it is good as a side dish, try googling recipes for braised celery

try this one
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/a...ews/index.html

19 5 stars can't be all wrong LOL
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