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Jun 22, 2011 08:25 PM

Can I freeze carrots?

My wife is a school teacher and the class pet is a rabbit named Senor Fuzz. All the people in the cafeteria love Senor Fuzz so they are always bringing my wife these little carrots. School year is over and they sent home three gallon size bags of these little carrots. The little man can't eat that many carrots before they go bad ( I'm sure he could, but we don't want to try). My question is can you freeze carrots? I am kind of tired of eating them myself.

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  1. At the risk of stating the obvious: Of course you can freeze carrots. Whether Senor Fuzz will like them after they are thawed is a different matter. You could always do a test run with one.

    But if you're willing to use them yourselves, I'm sure that as long as they're kept in an airtight container they should be fine--though many people recommend blanching them first (I think that's a waste of time and energy, but I'm lazy that way).

    If you have a juicer, you can always juice the carrots. Leftover juice can be frozen in ice cube trays, and you can add juice cubes to your bloody marys, or toss into soup while cooking for extra flavor.

    1. I've frozen carrots very successfully by blanching and the lazy non-blanching way.

      As guilty mentions, you can juice 'em. I like to boil my rice in carrot juice sometimes for extra flavour.

      Savoury carrot jam is nice with proteins. If you are ambitious you can make carrot dill pickles with garlic. I LOVE them and could polish off half a jar in one sitting.