Freezing Grated Carrots

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I was given several pounds of carrots then I bought several that were on sale so I  decided to grate them then freeze them. These are so handy for carrot cake, muffins, meatloaf, or filler in hamburger.

First I grated all of them.

Then blanched them in boiling water for about 3 minutes.

Put them into a pan of cold water to stop them cooking, after I get all the carrots in the water I add a couple of trays of ice cubes to help it cool off fast.

After they are cooled down I put them onto a large towel to help get them dried off.

I like to fold the towel over and pat them dry.

Then I put them into fold-over sandwich bags I did half in one cups and half in two cups.

After I fill them I fold them over and try to push out as much air as I can. Then I put several into gallon sized freezer bags ( forgot to get a pic of that). One cup in bags and two cups into other bags, be sure to write on the bags how much is in the individual bags.

After the gallon bags are filled I push as much air out of them as I can. As you can tell from the pictures it is a little on the messy side. Then put into the freezer. When I use them I put them in the microwave for a few seconds to part way thaw then add them to whatever I am going to use them in.