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I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 11, 2017 03:26PM
This ALWAYS happens! I needed a stalk of celery the other day for some crock pot vegetable beef soup. The recipe calls for one stalk, (I used two) but I'm still left with a huge bunch of the stuff.

I can eat celery uncooked as a snack, but a little goes a long way. I always end up with a lot of it leftover, and the damn wild animals out back in the woods won't even touch the stuff.

I see small packages of celery hearts at the store, but they cost quite a bit more than a good 'ol bunch of it. (also, some recipes call for the celery leaves, which the celery hearts don't have).

What is a good way to use it up?



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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: btfc
Date: January 11, 2017 03:29PM
Cook up some Cajun food!

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Edit: For some reason, a wikipedia link wasn't working.

Or Cream of Celery soup.



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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: January 11, 2017 03:30PM
Make stock for your next round of soup!



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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 11, 2017 03:31PM
....use it in tuna salad.....used in Mirepoix....so can be used as base for soups, stews.....braising meats.......



....believe it also lightens the taste of 'sp0nk'......if that interests you.......



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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: billb
Date: January 11, 2017 04:04PM
You can freeze celery as long as you don't mind the limp busted cells you get from a high water content vegetable. Chop it up to make it easier to knock off a chunk and throw in soups and stews. You'll never know it wasn't fresh. It will be awful in tuna salad though or anything you expect crunchy celery, because it won't be.
Use a mandolin while slicing it and snag your finger and give some to cbelt as rhubarb.
( some rhubarb is green inside, not red )



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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: DP
Date: January 11, 2017 04:06PM
Wife just made a batch of cream of celery soup using the left over celery. She added curry to it-delicious!



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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 11, 2017 04:23PM
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rjmacs
Make stock for your next round of soup!

Ah! Now that might just work! I was thinking that frozen celery wouldn't do, as billb mentioned, but in a stock would be perfect.

I also like the cream of celery soup idea, although I never cared for it when I was a kid. That may have changed since I've become an old codger. A lot of stuff I avoided when young tastes good now.

As for tuna salad, I'm hooked on adding relish to my tuna. (used to be onions). Celery might make me miss the sweeter taste with relish.

Thanks for all the ideas.



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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: artie67
Date: January 11, 2017 05:28PM
Bell peppers also freeze very well. Cut the tops off and stand and place cut side down and slice around the pepper. Put in freezer bag.Then when using slice from the inside out.Though not for salads they great in soups, chili, and any dish that they are required.
One of the markets I visit has a bargain rack where I get apples and bananas for Spam. I also grab peppers and squash for us.
Since I mentioned chili, I have found that "fire-roasted" tomatoes really add a deeper tomato flavor. I use Kroger brand.
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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: Randalls
Date: January 11, 2017 06:56PM
Bloody Marys!
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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: January 11, 2017 06:59PM
Buffalo Wings!!



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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: Buck
Date: January 11, 2017 07:16PM
Chili time!
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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: btfc
Date: January 11, 2017 08:23PM
"I also like the cream of celery soup idea, although I never cared for it when I was a kid."

Homemade is way better than the Cambell's that I got as a kid. Also, many who don't like cream of celery or broccoli soup feel differently when cheese is added. A couple of simple versions:

[ayearinredwood.com]

[www.deliaonline.com]
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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: January 11, 2017 08:50PM
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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: January 11, 2017 10:28PM
I like to dip celery in mayonnaise or peanut butter.
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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 11, 2017 11:38PM
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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: riley5108
Date: January 12, 2017 05:32AM
Wife says to wrap the leftover celery tightly in aluminum foil and store it in your refrigerator. Says it'll last 2 to 3 weeks.



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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: January 12, 2017 10:46AM
Just put it root end down in a glass of water in the refrigerator. It will stay crisp and fresh for longer than a week..



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Re: I Have Too Much Celery! - What Can I Use The Excess For?
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: January 12, 2017 09:26PM
Braised celery isn't bad but remove the fibers first.
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