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    La_Fenice
    oodles of carrots
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    • 28th Nov 04, 9:47 PM
    oodles of carrots 28th Nov 04 at 9:47 PM
    Have been given a couple of carrier bags full of wonderful, home-grown, organic carrots still with the muck on 'em. Given loads away, steamed 'em, grated 'em, stir-fried 'em and now have run out of ideas :-/

    Don't want to waste them as they are really tasty so can anyone suggest any different ways to cook them please? Also, how long will they keep and what's the best way to store them?

    Is it true that if you eat loads then you turn orange :-X
    Don't really want to look as if I've been 'Tangoed!'
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    • Trow
    • By Trow 28th Nov 04, 9:52 PM
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    • 28th Nov 04, 9:52 PM
    Re: oodles of carrots
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    • 28th Nov 04, 9:52 PM
    Soup!!

    Carrot and coriander soup - scrummy!

    Roast carrots are fab too - till they are a little black. They go sweet and delicious.
    • Sarahsaver
    • By Sarahsaver 28th Nov 04, 10:04 PM
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    • 28th Nov 04, 10:04 PM
    Re: oodles of carrots
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    • 28th Nov 04, 10:04 PM
    you can pickle them, cant remember exactly but its an indian recipe, i will have a look in the madhur jaffrey book tomorrow as im off to bed soon ;D
    ...or have you ever done bottled veg?
  • crana9
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    • 28th Nov 04, 10:37 PM
    Re: oodles of carrots
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    • 28th Nov 04, 10:37 PM
    dont forget raw carrot sticks! - put them in packed lunches, have them as a snack, maybe with some tasty dip
  • filigree
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    • 29th Nov 04, 2:12 AM
    Re: oodles of carrots
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    • 29th Nov 04, 2:12 AM
    You could freeze some, you need to blanch them first by putting them into boiling water for a couple of minutes then cooling them quickly in cold water. Freeze them in meal sized portions.

    I don't have any recipe handy, but you could make carrot cake
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 29th Nov 04, 8:37 AM
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    • 29th Nov 04, 8:37 AM
    Re: oodles of carrots
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    • 29th Nov 04, 8:37 AM
    there is a thread on here somewhere for carrot cake, if you look on recipes thread there should be a link

    hth
  • Ria
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    • 29th Nov 04, 9:39 AM
    Re: oodles of carrots
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    • 29th Nov 04, 9:39 AM
    Carrot & orange soup is nice. Think it was a Weight watchers recipe. Anyway you just make carrot soup then squeese in juice of an orange (to taste) and grated zest making sure you don't get any pith in it. This was based on about 2lb carrots'
    • Trow
    • By Trow 29th Nov 04, 10:50 AM
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    • 29th Nov 04, 10:50 AM
    Re: oodles of carrots
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    • 29th Nov 04, 10:50 AM
    Oven roasted? !...so do you par-boil them first or just whack 'em in raw....I love oven-burnt roasted veg!
    Just whack em in raw - we *always* have this with our roast tatties at Christmas - they don't take as long as tatties - maybe half an hour? but in my opinion - the longer the better (well - take them out before the charcoal stage.....)
  • Ria
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    • 29th Nov 04, 11:31 AM
    Re: oodles of carrots
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    • 29th Nov 04, 11:31 AM
    Dice carrots and a small swede and boil together until soft. Drain, add butter, black pepper and mash like potato. Lovely with Sausage/toad in the hole & less calories than potato if you leave out the butter.
  • chloe99
    Re: oodles of carrots
    carrot cake - yummy

    juice them and mix with orange juice - this is fantastic

    chop, blanch and freeze if you're really stuck
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 29th Nov 04, 12:09 PM
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    16011996
    Re: oodles of carrots
    also, juice one, add some oil for a face pack.
  • Galtizz
    Re: oodles of carrots
    Thanks for this, I've got a big bag of carrots that needs using up so it's encouraged me to have a look for recipes.

    Can't find the carrot cake recipe I've used in the past but here's Delias selection:
    Low fat
    Saturday carrot cake
    The ultimate (very posh)

    Also found:

    Carrot jam
    Carrot muffins
    Carrot pudding
  • Lucie
    Re: oodles of carrots
    Carrot & poppy seed salad.
    Just grate the carrots, squeeze over the juice of 1 orange & sprinkle with poppy seeds.

    A friend of mine loves a mixture of grated carrot & grated cheese in sandwiches. Sounds a bit wierd to me but he loves it!
  • La_Fenice
    Re: oodles of carrots
    also, juice one, add some oil for a face pack.

    um, won't I be orange enough from eating so many...

  • cath-w
    Re: oodles of carrots
    Another carrot soup recipe:

    5-6 Carrots
    2 medium sized Potatoes
    red onion
    garlic
    stock cube

    Cook the carrots and potatoes until soft (no need to remove the skins off everything just wash well). Can steam / boil / microwave to cook them.

    Cook the onion and garlic in a little butter.

    Add everything into a blender, add some black pepper and salt.

    Add a stock cube to the water that was used to cook the carrots and potatoes (this way you got some of the goodness back that leached out during cooking). Add a little of the stock to the mixture in the blender.

    Blend and then serve. Can be frozen once cooked.

    C.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 29th Nov 04, 4:21 PM
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    16011996
    Re: oodles of carrots


    um, won't I be orange enough from eating so many...

    !

    lol,

    they are good for removing grease and toxins from your skin apparentley.
    • elona
    • By elona 29th Nov 04, 4:22 PM
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    elona
    Re: oodles of carrots
    You could try making your own coleslaw.

    Also use grated carrot to thicken home made tomato sauce for pasta etc.

    How about a stew or casserole or home made vegetable curry ?
  • Callyanna
    Re: oodles of carrots
    ;D I love carrots oven baked in foil ( works well with turnips, swede, parsnips or a mixture too).

    Simply scrape then chop the veg into chunks, place on a piece of tin foil, shiny side in, season to taste and bake for about an hour till tender. All the vitamins and goodness is retained and the natural sugars sort of caramelise the veg round the edges! Lovely mashed with equal quantities of mashed potatoes..usually bake a couple in the oven at the same time.
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 2nd Dec 04, 9:35 AM
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    Chris25
    Re: oodles of carrots
    .
    A friend of mine loves a mixture of grated carrot & grated cheese in sandwiches. Sounds a bit wierd to me but he loves it!
    That's not weird, Lucie - it's delicious.
    Use a white cheese to compliment the orange of the carrot. This mixture also looks good (say for a party) in rolled up tortillas with lettuce, then cut up into small sections and garnished with tomatoes on a plate.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 4th Dec 04, 11:05 AM
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    16011996
    Re: oodles of carrots

    That's not weird, Lucie - it's delicious.
    Use a white cheese to compliment the orange of the carrot. This mixture also looks good (say for a party) in rolled up tortillas with lettuce, then cut up into small sections and garnished with tomatoes on a plate.

    it does sound good, i missed that one.
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