So I have gotten carrots in every CSA box so far, large carrots, and this week I didn’t get to any of the current weeks carrots since we were still using up those from last week.
Then I had this thought. Carrots are in plenty now, but they are seasonal too. What if I want to make carrot cake or stir fry with carrots in the dead of summer?
So I decided to freeze my carrots. I have done this with squash and other gourds so I figure the carrots will be alright.
Step one: Shred the carrots on a cheese grater.
Step two: Portion into one cup packed sizes and put each into an individual bag.
Step three: Label each bag with the contents and date, in this case “1 c carrots 3/28/13”. As a rule I try not o leave anything in my freezer beyond one year.
Step four: Use a straw to suck as much air out of each bag to seal it and spread the carrots out flat.
Step five: Place on a single layer on a tray and put into the freezer. After they are frozen, I usually put these bags into a larger bag to prevent freezer burn.
Enjoy having yummy local carrots all year long. (And carrot cake too!)