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#1 of 4 Old 11-01-2010, 02:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Can I freeze carrots without blanching or cooking first?

I have a TON of baby carrots bought on clearance at my grocery that I'd like to freeze if possible.

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Cook them first and they will freeze fine. Uncooked they will get weird.
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I think if you freeze them raw, the quality will deteriorate a lot- they'll be mushy or rubbery.

Even cooked, you might find that the texture changes a bit. What I've done is blanch them, and then freeze, and then cook them while they're still frozen, once I'm ready to use them. It works fine, but the texture is definitely different from carrots cooked while they're fresh.

If it were me-- I'd blanch and freeze a small amount, and then use them the next, to see how you like them. That way you won't freeze them all, and then find out later you don't like how they come out.

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I freeze raw carrots. I dice them up first so that I can use them up in recipes for the next couple weeks. Maybe since I saute them, I don't notice any texture change. but it works great for me!
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