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How to keep julienne vegetables fresh in your frige
If you make your own vegetable julienne and you want them to store for later use these technics to keep them fresh and prevent discoloring. Put them in cold water, under plastic wrapping, in the refrigerator. For vegetables, potatoes and fruit that can discolor, you could add some lemon juice to the water to prevent discoloration.
This OXO Good Grips Julienne Peeler is especially good on oranges, lemons and grapefruit. The reason why this peeler is the best choose is the small cut. This way you are avoiding the bitter white pith also don’t press to hard.
The easiest way is starting at the top of the citrus. Then continue running it down to the opposite end, forming julienne strips. Repeat until all the peel has been removed, avoiding the bitter white pith by not pressing too deeply.
These peels are perfect to make candy. Boil the peelings for 5 minutes in a saucepan. Drain and boil again for 5 minutes so the bitter flavor disappears. Finally fill the pan again with equal parts water and sugar. Boil for 10 to 15 minutes until translucent and tender.
Julienning is health
Julienning is healthy and this for two reasons.
- When julienning you eat most of the time your vegetables raw. This way you get the most nutritive value out of your greens.
- It’s creative and fun to eat. And when something is fun. You eat more of that food category.
Caring for a Julienne Peeler
Clean the blade immediately after cutting vegetables. Dry it thoroughly to avoid rust, and be careful not to catch bits of the fabric in the blade. If the hand-held julienne peeler comes with a blade cover, use it. A blade cover not only protects the blade from nicks and damage from rattling around in the utility drawer, but it protects against accidental injury. Store the peeler in a safe space well out of reach of children or pets.