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    So, I planted carrots & against all odds- they grew. And they are so delicious! Not bitter, like the ones our store has. Anyway- what do you folks do with your carrots? I am pickling some- I thought about trying to freeze some. Gave some away. But, with the pickling, my recipes said to peel 'em. Dang! I peeled like 25+ # of carrots. Is there an easy way of doing it? I'm always up for great recipes- canning, freezing or just for supper!

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    I slice, blanche, and freeze mine. Use them in every soup or stew I make throughout winter. Without skinning...

    The wife uses them to make the world's best carrot cake as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akiceman25 View Post
    I slice, blanche, and freeze mine. Use them in every soup or stew I make throughout winter. Without skinning...

    The wife uses them to make the world's best carrot cake as well.
    Mmmmmmm.....carrot cake!!!
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    I have saved carrots by layering them in a tote with a layer of sand, a layer of carrots... the majority of carrots lasted up until March or April, altho a few rotted. Today I hear a lot of people saving them using white wood chips and storing them in a cool place. I currently blanche them, then stuff them into zip lock bags and freeze them. works good for use in soups, stews, roasts, etc.. But takes up a lot of freezer space. I'm currently playing with a dehydrator to see how they work in soups and stews. definitely cuts down on required space.

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    Shred, saute in a little butter, serve with a little fresh ground pepper. Yum!
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    We have done well dehydrating them. They shrivel up to nothing, but reconstitute and taste great in soups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmail View Post
    We have done well dehydrating them. They shrivel up to nothing, but reconstitute and taste great in soups.
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    Do you slice or chop the carrots in any way before you dehydrate them?

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    Yes, we do slice or quarter them up John.
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    Thanks BK, After dehydrating my whole crop of apples (all 25 of them) I thawed out a baggie of chopped frozen carrots and ran them through the dehydrator. most of the pieces ended up so small they fell through the slots on the trays. Today we are going to try the dehydrated carrots in some Halibut chowder.

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    The quartered carrots story on grate better unless you have big carrots, then slice them as you would normally.
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