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Old 12-12-2005, 01:34 PM   #1
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Grated Carrots

OK, I have a HUGE pile of carrots. I was thinking of grated them and freezing them to make carrot cakes later. Can I do this? I have never heard of anyone freezing carrots before.

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Old 12-12-2005, 01:40 PM   #2
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I freeze them whole all the time. Never froze them shredded.
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Old 12-12-2005, 01:41 PM   #3
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You ever grate them after they have been frozen? What is the consistency like? I am just concerned about their water content. Thanks for the help Andy.
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It should be fine Alix, I usually just peel and cut carrots into rounds or cut them into tiny cubes before I freeze them. Since you are planning to put them into cakes, I don't see why grating wouldn't work too (aka, if they don't look as fresh s new when they come out of the freezer no one will notice as they'll be in the cake batter ).
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Old 12-12-2005, 01:47 PM   #5
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Give them a quick blanche before freezing and they won't be tough when thawed and baking.
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Old 12-12-2005, 01:54 PM   #6
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I've bought a bag of those baby carrotts and froze them, but when they were thawed they were real wet and soft. Maybe they would turn out ok if they are shredded.
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:08 PM   #7
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Thanks all! Those are very helpful tips. I think I am going to try it out. I need some room in my fridge and these carrots are taking up a LOT of room.
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Old 12-12-2005, 03:17 PM   #8
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Grate and freeze - they'll be fine! I did this all the time when making carrot cake for the shop this summer! If they look like they're a little moist when thawing, you can just put them on a paper towel to drain off a bit. Otherwise, they're fine.
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Old 12-12-2005, 03:19 PM   #9
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Thanks marmalady, I'll do that. Good tip about draining too, I think by the time my family is done with all these carrot cakes they will be crying uncle!
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Old 12-12-2005, 07:33 PM   #10
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Carrot cakes, carrot muffins, carrot bread----------and on the savory side, carrot salad, veggie pancakes/tempura, throw some in salads or your 'sketti sauce!
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