Most vegetables can be frozen easily. So also the celery. But there is a lot to consider, especially with celery sticks, so that nothing goes wrong when freezing.The main time of harvesting the celery is in September or October, but if you want to use the spicy tuber or the crispy sticks in the kitchen all year round, you can freeze the celery without any problems.
Both celeriac and celery sticks stay in the freezer for a long time. And the best? It only takes a few simple steps to gently freeze the vegetables.
Celeriac - raw and cooked possible
You can freeze celeriac both raw and cooked. The combination of celeriac, carrot and parsley or better known as soup green is popular.Simply cut a piece of celery, peel it and place it together with a small carrot or a piece (depending on the size of the carrot and your own taste), as well as a few stalks of parsley (mostly smooth, frizzy is also possible) Piece of cling film. Then wrap them tightly around the vegetables so that small packages are created. The best thing to do is to place the finished packets in a freezer. With little effort, you always have the right vegetables for a strong soup on hand. If you want to freeze your celery without an additional companion, you must also peel the tuber in advance. Then cut into handy cubes and place in a freezer bag. Label with date and content and you're done. With this method, the celery stays in the freezer for about 6 months.
Of course, already processed celeriac can also be frozen. Just let the vegetables cool, pour them into a freezer, label them and then you can also freeze the cooked celery for a few months.
Celery stalks need good preparation
You have to do something different with celery stalks. This should be blanched before freezing. Here is a little guide:
1 Cut the celery stalks into small pieces and remove damaged areas and brown spots. Bring a little salted water to the boil in a saucepan and add the pieces in portions for about 3 minutes.
2 Take out the celery pieces with a foam trowel and let them drain a little. Then put in a bowl of ice water. This stops the cooking process and the sticks keep their beautiful green color for a long time.
3 Finally, drain the celery well again and then put it in handy portions in a labeled freezer bag. This way you know exactly when you have frozen which amount.
Blanched celery sticks easily stay in the freezer for several months.