Chopping celery is similar to chopping cucumbers and carrots. Why don’t I lump it together with the others? It deserves its own page because celery needs a bit of recognition. By the way, one stalk of celery is also called a “rib.”
What most people don’t realize is that you should peel celery. Yes, that’s right. I’ll say it again. Peel celery! It takes a few more minutes, but it’s worth the effort because it eliminates those nasty strings.
A good friend of mine is a plumber. He’s made quite a bit of money off of celery because it clogs drains and garbage disposals ~ DON’T put peeled celery strings into your garbage disposal. Throw them out in your garbage. You’re welcome!
1.Trim the ends of the celery. Normally, they’re a bit dried out. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the celery to remove the strings.
2.Slice the celery in half lengthwise.
3.Hold the two halves together with one hand, and with the other, cut crosswise into small pieces.
4.Voila! Now wasn’t that easy?