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Old 02-19-2021, 10:38 PM   #1
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Freezing root veggies

I had never considered freezing root vegis. But, I noticed on a Danish recipe site that suggested buying frozen root vegis. This could be very useful for me. Sometimes I have a bit of energy and I could chop, blanch, and freeze some carrots, turnips, celeriac, etc. for later use. So, I searched the web. I got lots of results, but none of them were from authoritative sources. Blanching times were all over the place. Does anyone know of any authoritative sources? Has anyone done this?

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Old 02-20-2021, 01:36 PM   #2
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The National Center for Home Food Preservation is my go-to for information on many different ways to preserve food. This page lists all the vegetables they have tested for optimal blanching and freezing vegetables.

https://nchfp.uga.edu/how/freeze.html
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The National Center for Home Food Preservation is my go-to for information on many different ways to preserve food. This page lists all the vegetables they have tested for optimal blanching and freezing vegetables.

https://nchfp.uga.edu/how/freeze.html
Thank you. I have it bookmarked now.

I'm hoping someone here has tried freezing root vegis.
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Old 02-20-2021, 05:21 PM   #4
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Actually, I have. Several years ago, we had a bumper crop of carrots and I followed this procedure to freeze some for later; I think I cut them into 1/2-inch slices. After thawing, they're not as crisp as fresh, but the flavor is still good, especially in a soup or stew.
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Thanks GG. Yeah, I have store bought frozen carrots. They are fine when cooked. We don't even notice the difference. I was only planning on using any root vegis I freeze for cooking purposes, not to try to eat them raw.

I noticed they said that beets need to be cooked before freezing. I have some beets in the freezer. I cooked them and rubbed off the skin and pooped out. The plan is to make pickled beets with them. I'll wait until I have a day with enough spoons to make supper and to wash the mandolin. I can make the brine/marinade ahead of time.
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