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Tuesday’s Tip-How to De-string Celery

I think celery is an easy snack.  I like to precut all of my celery so if I am searching for a snack, I can just grab and go rather than having to cut the stalks when I am searching.  But, how many times when you eat celery, you feel like you are flossing your teeth because of the strings?  One of the Sur la Table classes I took gave me this great tip on how to de-string celery!  Follow the images and instructions below!

Hold your celery stalk about 1 inch under the leaves with a large, sharp knife.

How to hold celery to remove strings

How to hold celery to remove strings

Quickly bend back the celery above your knife to break through the celery

Starting to remove celery strings

Starting to remove celery strings

Gently pull the leaves down the stalk of celery.  This will start to remove the grainy strings of celery

De-stringing Celery

De-stringing Celery

Continue pulling until all grainy strings have been pulled off of the stalk

Celery and the strings

Celery and the strings

Cut off white bottom of stalk

Celery to be cut

Celery to be cut

Clean celery and cut into pieces

Celery cut into pieces

Celery cut into pieces

This will ensure than when you take a bite out of your celery piece, there isn’t any of the grainy strings!!  You don’t have to do this for the young stalks on the inside of the bunch, only the older stalks near the outside.

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Stay hungry…

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