Thursday, May 26, 2011

Canning Carrots

Carrots are not Diamonds!

So why, might I ask, are they sooooo

stinking expensive to buy in the can?

My son absolutely loves cooked carrots, and

I love the convenience. But, they are expensive

and they rarely go on sale. They are almost always

excluded from the grocery store canned veggie sales.

So when I got a bag of carrots in my Bountiful Basket

the thought hit me; I wonder how much it would be to

can my own carrots and would it be worth it?  

You need a pressure cooker to can carrots. For this project I

used my Mother in laws……. Spoil Alert!!! ( I am now

shopping for my own pressure cooker)

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After peeling, slicing and rinsing carrots we placed them

in freshly cleaned jars. Next, we added hot water to

carrots and 1/4 tsp. of salt to each jar. After

placing the new lids and tightening the rings, we

placed the jars in the pressure cooker.

*please follow pressure cooker instruction if trying this at home

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They only took about 25 minutes to cook!

Okay drum roll please……

The best part, we figured at best you can get

already canned carrots for 50 cents a can.

our cost for our cans, if you buy your carrots at

Costco or Sam’s …. 20 Cents a jar which equals huge

savings! I will be canning carrots from now on!

ONE TIP! Carrots do stain your hands and it takes

a few days to wash completely off. So if you plan on

canning more than 4 jars worth, wear gloves while chopping

.. unless of course you do not mind the jaundice palm look!

-Thanks Jane for your help on this one!

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1 comment:

  1. Fun, fun! Very little time involved in prepping and canning, especially when a couple of people are involved.