Ina Garten in kitchen in 2008
The Way Ina Garten Stores Carrots So They Stay Fresh
Opening the refrigerator to find limp, shriveled vegetables can be saddening. Thankfully, chef Ina Garten has a way to keep them fresh that requires paper towels and plastic bags.
In the podcast "Design Time," Garten reveals that she first wraps her carrots in a damp paper towel before placing them inside an airtight plastic baggie to be refrigerated.
Ensure the paper towels are damp, not soaked, and position the bag in the coldest part of the fridge. This way, your whole and unpeeled carrots can stay fresh for up to four weeks.
Fresher vegetables at the ready means shortcuts for food prep and a greater likelihood that you'll have exactly what you need when preparing your next meal.