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!