If you want to save your carrots after they've gone limp, this is the best way to do it. Your carrots will be super crispy and almost as good as new within just a few hours!
Keyword food waste, produce, produce storage
Prep Time 1minute
Total Time 1minute
A sharp knife
1 large plastic container, with lid
Cut off the carrot tops and remove any greens that may be attached. Peel the carrots and cut into roughly 4-inch lengths, or whatever size you need to fit in your plastic container.
Place the carrots in the plastic container and fill it most of the way with ice-cold water. Cool tap water will work if you don't have ice water, though it will take longer for the carrots to crisp up. Make sure the carrots are completely submerged under water.
Place the lid on the container to seal it completely and prevent spills. Place the container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours. Test your carrots by taking a bite. If they're not crisp yet, let them sit a few more hours.
You can use the carrots immediately or keep them submerged in water for two weeks, but they will eventually split. If you're keeping them more than a few days, change out the water every other day. Try to use the carrots within two weeks, but they will keep this way for up to a month with regular water changes.