Thursday, February 10, 2011
Fries made out of carrots? Yup. I first saw these on Pretend Chef's blog and couldn't wait to try them out for myself.
I've never been a big fan of eating carrots. Oh, I'll eat them because I know I should, but it's never been something I savored. Until now. The carrots are just deliciously tender and the roasting process adds this lovely char to them that I find simply irresistible and flavorful.
I did change the recipe a little. Instead of oil, I spray them with PAM cooking spray so that they're fat free. I also sprinkled them with some freshly ground black pepper for a nice little kick and omitted the salt (believe me, they don't need it). These are so good that I've been making and eating them several times a week. I'm not even kidding. I hope I don't turn orange.
Carrot Fries (adapted from Pretend Chef)
Carrots, cut into sticks
PAM cooking spray
freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
cumin, curry power, or other seasonings of your choice
Preheat your oven to 415F. Spray the carrot sticks with the PAM cooking spray and lay them out on a baking sheet. Sprinkle them with the black pepper, salt, or whatever seasonings you choose. Bake for 20-25 min. until tender. You can flip them halfway through if you don't want the char on one side.
This recipe is linked to:
Full Plate Thursday
Decidedly Healthy or Horridly Decadent