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.
Quickly bend back the celery above your knife to break through the celery
Gently pull the leaves down the stalk of celery. This will start to remove the grainy strings of celery
Continue pulling until all grainy strings have been pulled off of the stalk
Cut off white bottom of stalk
Clean celery and 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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