We all love a bit of an experiment in the kitchen, me more than most…

I hate going food shopping, vegetables are heavy and fresh veg doesn’t last long so I have to go frequently or I end up with nothing left.

[Camera pans to Amy in the Kitchen on Saturday Evening]

Gott a love a dramatic faux-camera pan. So, I was stood there in my kitchen and there was nothing in. I was left with 2 carrots half a floret of broccoli, 2 eggs and some diced onion. I fiddled with the idea of an omelette but I eat a fair few eggs already and I didn’t think my stomach could handle another batch of eggs so, to the internet it was! Where would we be without it, eh? I know I’d be curled up in the corner with a box of eggs because I’m lazy and I hate shopping so eating eggs would be my only way to survive.

Sorry sorry, back to the carrots.

Anyone who’s been here before will know I’m a complete psychopath for carrots and sweet potatoes but since I keep splurging on sweet potatoes I thought it best not to include them at all. I found a super easy hot dog idea, it literally is just a carrot in place of the meat, roasted in barbeque sauce! If you do it on a smokey grill it tastes beyond amazing!

Too simple to be tasty? Perhaps, but it was worth a try.

Roasted Barbeque Carrot Hot Dogs
Serves 4
A deliciously tasty roasted vegetable hot dog. Vegan, but they can share this with us. It's so full of flavour and brilliantly dense and chewy in texture, it's unbeatable as far as any vegan barbeque food I've tried previously!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. Four Large, Carrots
  2. *Mixed spices; Paprika, Cumin, Garamasala, Garlic, Tomato paste, Chilli.
  3. - Final touches
  4. Four Hot dog rolls
  5. Salad,
  6. chopped onions,
  7. sauces
Instructions
  1. Preparing the carrots, Chop the top and tail off of the carrots and place into a pan of boiling water.
  2. Cook for 20 minutes for a carrot-dog that is around 1" in circumference, so if it's thinner just cook it for less!
  3. Once boiled coat the dog in your spices or sauce and either cook under a grill for 5-10 minutes or pierce with a skewer and stick it on the barbie!
Notes
  1. *Mixed spices, Pre packed spices or just a barbeque sauce you may already have!
Adapted from Jackie Newgent
Adapted from Jackie Newgent
Purely Amy http://purelyamy.co.uk/

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Quicky snap from my phone, I hadn’t prepared for this to turn out so well!

I shouldn’t say it but shocked me how tasty this was! Let alone simple but, It’s a carot…and It didn’t taste like one? It was sweet, spicy and soft. It definitely impressed me, I’m not saying it had a meat texture, it didn’t but it was firm and soft like those cheap American hot dogs you can buy.

As always, I test my recipes on my ever fussy twin brother. He lives off box meals, cereal and the remains of my healthy food. Honestly, he’s nothing like me at all, which makes his tastes buds as ‘normal’ as the general public. A perfect candidate.

“They’re nice, I mean..they’re not hotdogs but If you’re looking for something healthy that tastes alright, I could eat it. I’d eat one again anyway” 

That’s a win for me, he loves my apple, blueberry and walnut crumbles. My homemade pasta sauces and veggie curries, My American pancakes (but who wouldn’t?) but I’m yet to get him round to my courgette spag bol. Either way, though, anything that he’d eat again is a winner. He’ll turn down a Sunday dinner if it doesn’t taste right so he has a very fussy palette!

My only issue was that the barbeque sauce struggled to stay on the ‘dog’ I think If I’d have roughed up the edges with a grater or something similar then it would’ve held on well. In the end, I just added more barbeque sauce to the dog itself so the flavour was on the bun and on each mouthful.

 

PurelyAmy

26 comments on “Carrot Hot dogs? A tasty alternative to kick start the season”

  1. Oh they look fab and what a great alternative to the original ‘hot dog’ I am going to have to give them a try

  2. Oh they look fab and what a great alternative to the original ‘hot dog’ I am going to have to give them a try

  3. This is really interesting, I never thought of trying something like this, but I will. I try to have more vegan meals in my diet (I’m vegetarian) and I love this idea.

  4. This is really interesting, I never thought of trying something like this, but I will. I try to have more vegan meals in my diet (I’m vegetarian) and I love this idea.

    • Me neither, I’d always thought of carrots as a bulk. Something relatively flavourless but nutricious. Add flavour to is and you have a great textured bulker instead!

    • Me neither, I’d always thought of carrots as a bulk. Something relatively flavourless but nutricious. Add flavour to is and you have a great textured bulker instead!

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