Food Saver Series: Carrots

Drying carrots

I will admit I was hoping to can a bunch of carrots this year, but honestly, I just don’t have any room in our pantry. So, the next best way to save them is to dry them. The good thing about dried carrots – like other dried foods – is that they don’t take up a lot of room once dried. Which is perfect for an overflowing pantry!

To dry carrots you can either peel them or wash them very well, and slice them into 1/4-inch-thick pieces. Blanche for 3 minutes and plunge in ice water bath. Then spread them onto drying sheets and dry for 6-8 hours.

And that’s it – they are pretty straight forward to do!


Check back next Friday when I talk about how to dry and peas and broccoli from frozen!

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