We do not use a lot of celery in our home. We used it in a soup now and then and in dressing during the holidays to make my Southern Cornbread Dressing and in tuna salad. Occasionally the kids and I enjoy it as a snack with some peanut butter but it is a rare occasion that we would use the entire stalk of celery. We used to feed the rest to the donkeys or rabbits but I knew there should be a way for us to preserve if for future use. I tried freezing it but I just didn't care for the texture it took on from being frozen. I finally figured it out that dehydrating it made sense and it rehydrates perfectly.
|This is the size of chunks I cut my celery into before dehydrating it.|
I just turned on the dehydrator when I went to bed and it was done when I got up the next day. Just be sure the celery is dried completely and then place the dried celery into a mason jar or baggie.
|The dehydrated celery in a baggie.|
To rehydrate, just place the desired amount into a small bowl and pour in just enough super hot water to cover it. Give it about 10-15 minutes and the celery is ready to be used.