Shred Brussels sprouts tonight for salad tomorrow?

Will they hold up? Shrivel? Brown? Should I pack over night in water like potatoes?

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SeaJambon
SeaJambon March 30, 2013

Might brown -- I'd go for some lemon juice to keep the cut edges from browning. Packing in water overnight might work too, just don't know. They should hold up fine in a plastic bag, with a damp paper towel, in the fridge. Haven't actually done this myself, so admit to speculating but would think it would be similar to shredding cabbage the day before -- it takes a few days before shredded cabbage starts to degrade/brown.

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threefresheggs
threefresheggs March 30, 2013

Thanks. I have the same feelings. I'll probably just wait until morning if no one with direct experience chimes in. Hate to risk 4 lbs of slightly-seasonally-inappropriate-Easter-salad-brussels-sprouts on a guess, however educated and backed by 3rd parties. I am so tempted to just knock out everything n o w. : /

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mrslarkin
mrslarkin March 30, 2013

hmmm....I"m not sure. water soak might work.

i can tell you from experience that leftover brussels sprouts salad holds up well, if it's used raw, and stays bright green. maybe because it's covered in dressing.

fyi, if you use the food processor's shredding disk, you'll go through them super quick. won't look as perfect as hand-sliced, but they'll still be pretty darn tasty.

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Greenstuff
Greenstuff March 31, 2013

Next day, sorry, but I've shredded Brussels sprouts the day before and had no problem with browning.

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calendargirl
calendargirl March 31, 2013

I agree with Greenstuff, for future reference. Storing the shredded sprouts in an airtight container helps, too.

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Cordelia
Cordelia April 1, 2013

Have an idea for you. Caesar salad dressing. Mix it with the shredded sprouts and eat the next day as launch salad. Add slivered almost last minute for crunch. Also green-onion is great. The sprouts will be softer but perfect for cold salad. I make this salad all the time I make my own dressing by mixing mustard, mayo, minced garlic, rice vinegar,lemon juice, about of honey.

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