Petiole celery is a vegetable crop that has leaves collected like a head of cabbage, with strongly overgrown white (etiolated) bases. In addition to the stalked white celery, there is a red form as well as a leaf and root variety.
The vegetable is rich in vegetable fibers, essential oils, macro- and microelements, vitamins, its taste is spicy and fresh. Ripens in late autumn.
Let's figure out how to make preparations for the winter of stalked celery in order to have a healthy and tasty vegetable on the table for longer.
- How to store stalked celery: making preparations for the winter
- Stalked celery salad for the winter
- Celery seasoning and sauce
- Pickled celery for the winter
- Petiole celery in tomato sauce
- Cooking celery juice
- How to store stalked celery in the freezer
How to store stalked celery: making preparations for the winter
As a product with highly concentrated cell juice, petiole celery can be stored in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator without loss of quality for 3-4 weeks.
To do this, each stem is washed, allowed to dry on a cloth napkin, packed in polyethylene or foil.
To keep it longer, you should use one of the following methods:
- store heads with undivided leaves and stems in the cellar, the lower ends of the stems should be immersed in sand, the humidity of which is above 80%, the air temperature in the cellar is +3 to 4 C;
- prepare in the form of salads;
- make a seasoning or sauce;
- salt or pickle a vegetable;
- prepare juice;
- freeze petioles and greens;
- dry raw materials.
Let's consider each storage option in more detail.
Let's watch a video with useful tips:
Stalked celery salad for the winter
Preparing a salad with carrots is very simple, you will need:
- Celery stalks - 5 pcs.
- Carrots - 3 pcs.
- Salt, sugar, dill greens - to taste
Chop celery stalks and carrots into thin strips, mix with salt and sugar to taste, add dill. Leave for salting under pressure for 4-5 days. You can make a brine from salt and sugar and pour vegetables over it.
Tomato and Onion Salad:
- 1 kg tomatoes cut into wedges
- 1 kg of onion, chop into half rings
- 1 kg of carrots
- 0.3 kg sweet pepper, chop into strips
- celery stalks - 4 pcs. cut into half rings, add dill and parsley.
Mix vegetables and herbs well with salt, arrange in jars, refrigerate for storage. The salad is made in its own juice.
Celery seasoning and sauce
For seasoning, take dill, parsley and celery in equal quantities. Herbs and stems are crushed, sprinkled with salt, placed in jars and stored in the refrigerator. They are used in salads, first and second courses, especially from potatoes.
The sauce is prepared in a blender. Celery stalks are chopped, salt, black pepper are added, 0.5 ml of vinegar essence. If the sauce is planned to be stored, then it is advisable to boil it in a water bath.
Pickled celery for the winter
The marinade is prepared with vegetable oil.
- Celery stalks - 1 kg
- Salt - 60 g
- Sugar - 25 g
- Coriander greens - 40-50 g
- Vegetable oil - 100 g
- Ground red pepper - a pinch
- Vinegar 7% - 2 tbsp l.
- Soy sauce - 2 tablespoons
Heat the oil, add salt, sugar, coriander, red pepper. Pour chopped celery with a warm mixture. Leave to soak overnight.
Then stir, add vinegar and soy sauce, put in jars, sterilize for 10 minutes, roll up.
Salad with zucchini and carrots is prepared like this:
- Zucchini - 2 kg
- Carrots - 1 kg
- Celery stalks - 0.5 kg
- Garlic - 2 pcs.
- Dill, bay leaf - 3 g each
- Peppercorns - 12-15 pcs.
Zucchini, carrots, celery cut into cubes, put in sterilized glass jars, put dill, bay leaf, a few cloves of garlic, peppercorns on the bottom.
Prepare a marinade from salt and vinegar at the rate of 30 g of salt and 20 ml of 7% vinegar per 1 liter of water. Pour the marinade into jars, sterilize for 10 minutes, roll up with metal lids.
Petiole celery in tomato sauce
- Tomatoes - 1 kg
- Celery stalks - 5 pcs.
- Sweet peppers - 4 pcs.
- Spices to taste
- Salt - 30 g
- Vinegar 7% - 20 ml.
Squeeze the tomato juice, bring to a boil, boil for 10-12 minutes, add diced vegetables, boil for 8-10 minutes, pour in vinegar.
Put the mixture in jars, sterilize, roll up with metal lids.
Cooking celery juice
Celery juice tones up, activates metabolism, saturates the body with vitamins and microelements. There is not much fiber in it, so it is useful even for children from 3 years old.
Juice is easy to make from fresh stems in a juicer. When losing weight, salt should not be added!
Take 1/2 cup daily in the morning on an empty stomach.
In combination with tomato juice, salt and spices, as well as in the presence of a small proportion of alcohol, the “Bloody Mary” cocktail is obtained.
How to store stalked celery in the freezer
In winter, the stems can be kept frozen. To do this, each sheet is separated from each other, washed, dried. The petioles are cut into lengths of 8-10 cm. They are placed in bags for freezing, placed in the freezer compartment.
In addition to freezing whole, the fleshy leaves can be cut into half rings, then used to add to soups and main dishes.
A good way to preserve celery is to dry it in a special electric dryer. The vegetable is chopped so that the width of the half rings is no more than 5 mm. Lay out the dryers on the dish and turn on the gentle mode for 2-3 hours.
After the raw material has dried up, the heating can be increased and dried until cooked in 3-4 doses. In winter, the preparation is added to soups, meat and vegetable dishes.
Add celery to your daily diet, make juice in the morning - it will benefit all family members. With recipes for preserving stalked celery, this is very easy to do.
Let's watch a video about freezing celery: