what is the best way to keep celery?

  • Posted by: MayB
  • September 21, 2011
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7 Comments

latoscana September 21, 2011
I find that if I have cleaned and trimmed celery wrapped in paper towels in a plastic bag in the fridge, then I tend to reach for one when I'm looking for a quick snack.
 
Sam1148 September 21, 2011
One way to crisp up celery that's going a bit limp is to trim it up and put a glass with couple of inches of water and a tsp of apple cider vinegar. The next day it should be crisp again.
 
Nancy August 14, 2014
Sam1148 - similar to your method but w/o the vinegar. Do you know how well celery keeps (as some do herbs) stalk up in a few inches of water in fridge? TIA
 
Esther P. September 21, 2011
I also keep it in a food bag in the salad drawer. The traditional method involves a "celery jar" my nan has an earthenware one, you trim a tint bit of the root off so it's fresh, and then put it in the jar with water in the bottom - as you would with fresh flowers. Whether it keeps any better that way, I couldn't say, but the jar is lovely!
 
Ghost T. September 21, 2011
The trick is to keep the celery wrapped up. I keep celery wrapped in a plastic produce bag in the crisper, and it definitely lasts a good week or two. Another option is to wash and trim the pieces, place them in a ziplock bag with a paper towel, and then press all the air out of the bag before sealing. It will keep this way for a looong time in the fridge. (This "wash/paper towel/ziplock bag/vacuum" technique also works wonders for salads and fresh herbs. It will keep them fresh for weeks.)
 
wssmom September 21, 2011
mrathmel's method is great! Another thing I do when I have the time (and space) in the fridge is to trim off the bulb end and separate the stalks, wash them, and store them in a covered tupperware-like container on a couple layers paper towels.
 
mrathmel September 21, 2011
I trim the bulb end and wash it, then I wrap it tightly in foil and put it in the crisper compartment of my fridge - lasts for weeks! When it starts getting a little limp, I throw it with some other veggies and roast them.
 
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