Carrot scraps. Your ideas

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  1. pcieluck

    pcieluck

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    You know those hand-carved baby carrots? I need some ideas for what I can do with all the scraps from that.

    Some of my ideas:

    Minced for meatloaf, meatballs, or maybe stuffings

    Minced for dumplings.

    Pureed for soups or even a side dish.
     
  2. thetincook

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    Place I used to work at made a tasty carrot puree side with butter and a little caraway. They cooked the carrots with OJ.

    You can make puffs with carrot puree and tapioca starch or IIRC rice flour.

    Dessert side there is this:

    http://blogquat.blogspot.com/2010/10/recipe-carrot-spice-tower.html

    In India they make puddings/fudges by cooking down carrots with milk and sugar and green cardoman.
     
  3. pcieluck

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    mmm carrot mousse....
     
  4. chefedb

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    All of the above are very good. Literally there ar hundreds of ways to use, all good and  naturally cost effective. I have been in places where the skins of potatoes are deep fried and sprinkled with Bar.B Q spice or s&p  and used in employees cafeteria. Try it they are not bad.
     
  5. koukouvagia

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    Carrot cake!!  Also throw in as mirepoix.  Use in a bolognese.  Make into a slaw.  Throw into a sweet potato puree.

    On a more serious note, I've always wondered how those creepy little baby carrots in a bag have come to be. 
     
  6. petalsandcoco

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    Stock Pot
     
  8. cheflayne

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    carrot chipotle syrup
     
  9. kuan

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    Cook, puree, and make a carrot custard.  If you have other scraps you can layer it, like brocolli, carrot, cauliflower.
     
  10. petalsandcoco

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    Carrot coulis

    Carrot Puree soup , also known as Potage Crecy

    Dehydrated carrot flakes
     
  11. chefedb

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    If  you take regular carrots cut them into 1 inch pieces and put in a  standard electric commercial potato peeling machine they will come out like the belgian style carrot in the bag at 1/3 the price.
     
  12. koukouvagia

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    Great info thanks!  I'm still at odds about it.  On one hand I'm glad those knobbly carrots are being put to use.  On the other hand, I refuse to pay so much money for something that I can do at home at a fraction of the cost.  My husband hates those things and wouldn't want them in the house.  I'm in the mood for carrots with my hummus right now.
     
  13. chefedb

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    Real baby carrots come with a stem and are served with same. These plastic bag things are regular carrots cut or as we used to call them like Turned carrots.
     
  14. petalsandcoco

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    Yes, and what I love about this time of year are baby carrots in various colors. Love them roasted.

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  15. pcieluck

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    hahah I knew that this:

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    would come into discussion. But to be clear I am speaking of 

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    Baby carrots aren't found in any grocery stores within a 15 mile radius of my home, so I am kind of forced (for presentation sake) to carve these out with a tournee knife.
     
  16. pcieluck

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    I'm finding it very odd that coleslaw, let alone salad hasn't even occurred to me...
     
  17. koukouvagia

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    There's absolutely no comparison between carrot fingers in a bag and a real baby carrot.  I have to go to the farmers market very early though to get them because they run out so fast.  Most of the time I come home empty handed.
     
  18. chefedb

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    The fall    Blue potatoes, purple carrots, red celery, mini squash, patti pan squash.. All great on plate