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How to Dehydrate Celery
Dehydrating celery stops you from wasting that celery that always languishes in the back of your fridge from good intentions! Perfect for prepping your pantry with essential basics of cooking!
Sauce pan or stock pot
Destring if desired (run vegetable peeler along the outside of rib
Chop into bite sized pieces or rough chop in a food processor
Blanch for 4 minutes, then dunk into ice bath to stop cooking process. This is an optional step, but will make the texture better and keep color longer.
Dehydrate at 125°F / 52°C for 6-10 hours
Cool to test: Should be hard, not spongy, and darker when dried.
Store in an airtight container for up to two years.
How to Create Celery Powder
Place celery pieces into a coffee grinder or bullet blender
Pulse until celery is in tiny pieces
Grind for 30 second intervals until powdered.
Condition powder by placing on lined cookie sheets in a warmed but off oven for fifteen minutes
Store in an airtight container for 6-9 months.
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