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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
||Wash and cut into many forms, including shredded and juice
||1 in. chunk 15 - 20 min.
||whole 500 F. 10 min. then braise 325 for 20 min.
||cut in half lengthwise then into 2 in. pieces; roast at 400 F. 45 min. (till lightly brown)
||heat frying oil to 350 F. fry carrot pieces or chips in oil 2 - 3 min.; carrot chips can also be baked.
||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.
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:
chopped fresh parsley
dry red wine
dry white wine
Extra-virgin olive oil
red bell pepper
Classic Carrot Recipes:
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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