Celery loses its crispness when frozen. The frozen product is suitable only for cooked dishes.
Preparation Select crisp, tender stalks, free from coarse strings. Wash thoroughly, trim and cut stalks into l-inch lengths.
Water blanch for 3 minutes. Cool promptly, drain and package leaving no headspace. Seal and freeze.
This document was extracted from "So Easy to Preserve", 5th ed. 2006. Bulletin 989, Cooperative Extension Service, The University of Georgia, Athens. Revised by Elizabeth L. Andress. Ph.D. and Judy A. Harrison, Ph.D., Extension Foods Specialists.
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