If you’re like most people, there’s a fair share of cucumbers in your fridge. Whether you bought them for a specific dish or for snacking, the next time you purchase a cucumber make sure you understand how to store cut up cucumbers in the fridge the correct way. By the time you finish reading this article, you’ll have stored those cut up veggies in your fridge for weeks instead of days.
Have you ever tried cutting up cucumbers into 1 inch pieces and keeping them in the fridge for a few days. Well, I did and it was really hard to get all the cucumbers cut; my knife kept slipping off the slippery cucumber skin. It actually cut my finger a little. Since then I have learned about this simple trick which makes it easy to store cut up cucumbers in the fridge.
Better living through proper food storage! Improper food storage is a leading cause of foodborne illnesses in the United States. Foodborne illness refers to any illness caused by eating contaminated food. In deciding how to store cut up cucumbers, you first must consider whether they are fresh or previously cooked cucumbers.
Whether you have a big salad coming up or just want to preserve a few cucumber slices for later, learning how to store cut up cucumbers in the fridge is important. Proper storage can help you prevent surprises like moldy or squishy cucumbers. Keep these tips in mind before putting your cucumbers in the fridge. Listed below are the steps to follow to store your cut up cucumbers.
First, cut the cucumber into thin slices that are approximately one-quarter inch wide. Don’t worry about being too exact – the key is to slice them evenly. It’s better to slice the cucumber than to leave it whole. Once sliced, place in air-tight containers. You can wrap each slice in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Another way to store cucumber slices is to wrap them in paper towels. The paper towel should completely cover the cucumber slices. While a small amount of moisture should be fine, too much moisture can make them soft and moldy. This way, you can use them throughout the week without worrying about the quality. If the cucumbers get too wet, they can become soft and moldy. You can also wrap them in a damp paper towel to prevent moisture from getting inside them.