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Carrot Recipes & How Long to Cook Carrots



Carrots are versatile taproots. They are grown all over the world.

They are full of sugar and work for savory dishes as well as for desserts. Larger carrots are less sweet than smaller. From raw salads, to soups and stews, to a side dish alone or with other vegetables, to desserts from carrot cake to gajar ka halwa carrots show their versatility.

Carrot Cooking Method

Cook until desired tenderness or until the thickest part pierces easily with thin knife

Raw Wash and cut into many forms, including shredded and juice
Boil 1 in. chunk 15 - 20 min.
Braise whole 500 F. 10 min. then braise 325 for 20 min.
Roast cut in half lengthwise then into 2 in. pieces; roast at 400 F. 45 min. (till lightly brown)
Deep Fry heat frying oil to 350 F. fry carrot pieces or chips in oil 2 - 3 min.; carrot chips can also be baked.
Steam 1 in. cut pieces steal for 15 min. ; baby carrots for 10 min.
Stir Fry or Saute can be added to other vegetables and stir fried at a high temperature, but lower the heat when cooked alone 7 - 10 min.

1/4 in. 5 - 6 min.

Pressure Cook

1/4 in. slices 1 min.; 1 in. 4 min.; diameter of carrot does not make much difference in pressure cooker timing.

Test for Doneness: When carrot pieces are pierced easily with a thin knife blade or when it is the texture that you desire.



Carrots are grown and used around the world.


Flavors That Go

Common ingredients used in carrot recipes include:

balsamic vinegar
bay leaf
beef stock
brown sugar
cayenne pepper
celery stalks
chicken broth
chicken stock
chopped cilantro
chopped fresh parsley
curry powder
Dijon mustard
dried thyme
dry red wine
dry white wine
Extra-virgin olive oil
fresh thyme
garlic cloves
green beans
ground cumin
heavy cream
lemon juice
minced ginger
olive oil
peanut oil
red bell pepper
rice vinegar
sesame oil
sour cream
soy sauce
Spanish onion
tomato paste
Vegetable oil
white wine

Classic Carrot Recipes:

Carrot cake
Carrot fritters
Carrot juice
Mashed carrots
Carrot slaw
Carrot soup




Carrot Tips And Techniques

Smaller organic carrots can just be washed, much nutritional value is in the skin. Older carrots may need to be peeled and may need the inner core removed if it is woody. Remove the leaves as soon as possible because the leaves will take moisture from the root (the carrot itself.)

If carrots become limp or if baby carrots become dehydrated in the refrigerator (showing a white film) they might be able to be firmed and hydrated by soaking in cold water.

Carrot leaves can be used in salads.


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