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05-04-2008, 07:38 AM
How do you store your root vegetables? When I put mine in the refrigerator, they become soft-ish. I'm afraid to leave them unrefrigerated for more than a few days. Maybe I should. What do you do?
05-05-2008, 05:48 PM
05-06-2008, 08:24 AM
I put my onions and carrots in the crisper part of my fridge. I have two of them. One is for veggies and the other is for fruits. Then I use the meat drawer for things like tomatoes, garlic, cucumbers, mushrooms etc. Mine don't seem to go soft.
05-06-2008, 09:53 AM
Yes! What about beets, rutabaga, etc.? These get a bit squishy after a few days.
05-06-2008, 10:13 AM
If you freeze them, they'll get a bit soft, but this is only due to the inevitability of the water in them expanding as it freezes. These, when thawed, are excellent marinated and can replace the taste of cooked veg.
05-06-2008, 02:44 PM
I keep veggies on the counter, they stay hard and with bite
although saying that, I have had 3kg carrots in the fridge for a week before..just fine..not soft!:confused:
Maybe the temperature in there..too cold??
05-06-2008, 05:25 PM
Onions and garlic are kept out in a bin. Potatoes in another bin. Everything else in the fridge.
05-06-2008, 10:38 PM
Hmmm...it never occurred to me to freeze root vegetables. If they soften when frozen, then perhaps my refrigerator is too cold. This may very well be my problem.
I think that I will freeze the roots that I currently have and then marinate them as you suggest, iamacranberry. Do you freeze them whole or in slices? or chunks?
Raw_danceruk, are your carrots with the tops, or are they in a bag? Do you think that the bag makes a difference?
05-07-2008, 05:28 PM
I freeze them whole, but that's just because I'm a bit lazy. If I let them thaw a few hours, they're soft enough to but up, and then I can do whatever it is I do with them.
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