Carrot Dogs

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This 4th of July, I had to get on the carrot dog bandwagon. I’ve seen pictures on social media of all these carrot dogs and they always look so good. So as the 4th of July approached, I started telling Tom about carrot dogs. He laughed at the idea, not thinking that carrots could become anything close to something resembling or tasting like a hot dog. The more he laughed, the more I was determined to make them – because I’m stubborn and oppositional like that.

The day before Independence Day, I got out the carrots and Tom helped me cut them into hot dog sized shapes. I boiled them until they were just fork-tender and then put them in the marinade where the magical transformation would happen.

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The next day I was so excited to make the carrot dogs. Opening the container with the marinade, it smelled like hot dogs. I took that as a good sign. Once they were in the pan, I rotated them and tried to have patience while they cooked. They take about 15 minutes to get caramelized and tender.

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Once they were done, it was time for the moment of truth. They looked like hot dogs. I put one carrot dog on a bun which made it look even more like a hot dog.

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Then I topped it with mustard.

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Tom and I each took a bite

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and wow – it tasted like a hot dog! We were both so happy!

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I was worried they would taste sweet since carrots get sweeter when you cook them but they didn’t. The ingredients in the marinade did a great job of seeping into the carrots and making them savory and smoky.

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Then I put another carrot on a bun with mustard, sauerkraut and my I ♥ New York Red Onion Salsa. I gave it to a friend and didn’t tell him what it was. He said it was delicious and when I told him it was a carrot, he was surprised, to say the least. He thought they were vegan hot dogs that had carrots in them rather than all carrot.

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We were so happy with the carrot dogs. What a great idea to enjoy a hot dog without soy, gluten or any ingredients at all other than the marinade! I can’t wait to make them again and play around to see what else I can make. I’m thinking carrot sausage is coming soon!

Forget meat. Forget nitrates. Forget gluten and soy. Forget expensive packaged vegan hot dogs. These carrot dogs are amazing! That will teach Tom to laugh at me. Godere!

Carrot Dogs

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GF if using gluten-free buns
Rende 8 carrot dogs

8 carote grandi

¼ cup gluten-free tamari

¼ cup water

¼ tazza di aceto di sidro di mele

1 cucchiaino. aglio in polvere

A few dashes Liquid Smoke

1 Tbs. olio vegetale

8 hot dog buns

Mustard

Sauerkraut

I ♥ New York Red Onion Salsa

Peel the carrots, cut off the ends and cut them into the shape of hot dogs that will fit your buns. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the carrots until they are just fork-tender, circa 15 minuti. Drain them and run them under cool water to stop the cooking.

In an air-tight storage container, mix the tamari, acqua, aceto, garlic powder and liquid smoke. Marinate the carrots in the fridge for at least 4 hours and up to 24 orario.

Scaldate l'olio in una padella a fuoco medio-alto. Remove the carrots from the marinade and arrange them in the skillet in a single layer. Add a few spoons of the marinade and cook until the carrots begin to caramelize. Rotate them often.

Serve on buns with mustard, sauerkraut and red onion sauce or your favorite toppings.

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Carrot Dogs
Autore: 
Tipo di ricetta: Hot Dogs
 
Ingredienti
  • 8 carote grandi
  • ¼ cup gluten-free tamari
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ tazza di aceto di sidro di mele
  • 1 cucchiaino. aglio in polvere
  • A few dashes Liquid Smoke
  • 1 Tbs. olio vegetale
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • Mustard
  • Sauerkraut
  • Io <3 NYC Red Onion Sauce
Istruzione
  1. Peel the carrots, cut off the ends and cut them into the shape of hot dogs that will fit your buns. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the carrots until they are just fork-tender, circa 15 minuti. Drain them and run them under cool water to stop the cooking.
  2. In an air-tight storage container, mix the tamari, acqua, aceto, garlic powder and liquid smoke. Marinate the carrots in the fridge for at least 4 hours and up to 24 orario.
  3. Scaldate l'olio in una padella a fuoco medio-alto. Remove the carrots from the marinade and arrange them in the skillet in a single layer. Add a few spoons of the marinade and cook until the carrots begin to caramelize. Rotate them often.
  4. Serve on buns with mustard, sauerkraut and red onion sauce or your favorite toppings.

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18 Le risposte alla Carrot Dogs

  1. CeaCea Dicembre 17, 2016 a 4:04 pm #

    Come promesso, I got off my lazy butt & HAD all ingredients! Così… I finally made one of your recipes – this was my first! Firstly 2 calibrate my tastes 2 any reader.. I did/DO like the taste of meat & am forever searching for equal rivals of my favs in the vegan world.

    I decided 2 decorate them as I would a hotdog: a crazy amount of raw onions, relish & senape. The only thing was I had no hot dog bun so wheat bread it was and the verdict is –

    I DEFINITELY adore these & they absolutely hit the spot! I just made & ate one; spared no time in giving this review. I mean this is really game changer – as is rice paper bacon – rivals the real deal! My only wonder is if they’d freeze ok. Perché, u know how it is when u have the hankering 4 something? Bene, sometimes waiting no less than 4h 15mins just won’t do… Other than that I can see this being an amazing satisfying 2 the hotdog craving at any whim or occasion!

    I love that u figured out and gave the recipe 4 your special sauce, I def will try that one of these days. I wonder how long that will keep…I’m guessing same as any other condiment in the fridge…

    Comunque, grazie 4 all u do in sharing your recipes 4 our foodie wonderment & sake of the non human animals! I really look forward 2 making so many more of your recipes! U r appreciated!

    <3 C

    • CeaCea Dicembre 17, 2016 a 4:17 pm #

      PS – I forgot 2 add I understand the horror of u discovering your special sauce was a highly regional thing. Around here we have a Deerhead Hot Dogs local chain that has spread I guess just 2 some states in my tristate area. I thought for sure it was else where, and of course it wasn’t. I DO MISS them as they dont offer veggie dogs…but they had this yellow spicy sauce… i can tell there is some sort of hot pepper, curcuma, senape, I’m sure garlic in it but that’s about it. I wish I had your talent 2 figure out what is in things!!! That was really good on a pizza too.. so If i had that sauce, i could even slice these carrotdogs up on a pizza and use that a the sauce… YUM!!! I will keep dreamin….

  2. Diane Settembre 7, 2015 a 6:58 pm #

    I tried these tonight and once they were in the bun with the fixings it was hot dot all the way they tasted just like a hot dog to us. We were all saying how much better they were for us than soy or regular hot dogs. Will be making them again. Thanks for the recipes

    • Rhea Settembre 16, 2015 a 3:55 pm #

      Giusto? You can’t tell the difference once the toppings are on! Grazie per avermi permesso di conoscere. xoxo

  3. Eve-Marie Agosto 21, 2015 a 12:30 su #

    We had these for dinner tonight and couldn’t believe how much like real hot dogs they were! My husband thought a lot of people would probably not even be able to tell they were not the real thing. Grazie per la grande ricetta!

    • Rhea Agosto 29, 2015 a 4:55 pm #

      Giusto? Once you put them on the bun with the toppings, you can’t tell the difference! xoxo

  4. loz Agosto 19, 2015 a 5:12 pm #

    I tried these, wasn’t sure whether they tasted like hot dogs as I never liked hot dogs, so I never hate them but they were nice enough. Don’t think i caramalised them enough! and I didn’t have a bun to put them in as I am gluten free and there isn’t many decent GF bread/buns in the UK so it didn’t feel like a hot dog but I would definately do them again.

    • Rhea Agosto 29, 2015 a 4:54 pm #

      Sì, they need to caramelize to really get that specific flavor.

  5. Jo Anna Agosto 17, 2015 a 8:45 pm #

    I’ve had C-dogs twice (in different locales) e li amava. This is a Must Make – grazie! And I’ll be sharing it with two different WW FB groups I’m in.

    • Rhea Agosto 19, 2015 a 12:33 pm #

      I was amazed how much they taste like hot dogs! Thanks Jo Anna xoxo

  6. D1Stewart Agosto 12, 2015 a 11:54 pm #

    Sai, I wonder what these would be like with parsnips instead of carrots. Parsnips, though they have more sugar than carrots, don’t taste as sweet as carrots, and have a nice nutty flavor of their own. I think I’ll make a dual batch and see how they compare.

    • Rhea Agosto 19, 2015 a 12:35 pm #

      I said the exact same thing to my husband. I said parsnips are spicier and would be good but they wouldn’t have the color to look like hot dogs.

  7. Joanna Luglio 7, 2015 a 9:52 pm #

    Ok….who has tried making these as far as marinating them and freezing? I have recently banished hot dogs from my house (mainly because I have a kiddo who needs to get off processed stuff for a while) but we are missing hot dogs hardcore. I am wondering if I can make a bunch and freeze. 😀

    • Rhea Luglio 8, 2015 a 11:55 su #

      Hi Joanna, I haven’t tried to freeze them but in my experience, carrots don’t freeze well because they get mushy when they thaw. Carota cani non hanno quel rivestimento duro che hot dog fanno. Ma io non lo so. Se scoprite, fatemi sapere, per favore. xoxo

      • Nancy Nurse Febbraio 14, 2016 a 9:53 su #

        Believe it or not… they freeze beautifully!!! Allora, just take out what you need and heat! What if you added just a bit of fennel? Would that give it more of a hot dog taste?

        • Rhea Febbraio 23, 2016 a 1:09 pm #

          I add fennel to make them into carrot sausages. I think they taste a lot like hot dogs especially with toppings. I’m glad to know they freeze well. Grazie! xoxo

  8. Susan Luglio 7, 2015 a 7:38 pm #

    Wow – grazie mille per aver condiviso questo incredibile ricetta (e anche quello per I ♥ NYC cipolla rossa salsa). Non avrei mai mai pensato di fare una cosa del genere, ma sarò rendendo questi carote cani con la salsa di cipolla rossa stasera. Grazie Rhea!

    • Rhea Luglio 8, 2015 a 11:56 su #

      Thanks Susan. Carrot dogs seem to be the new trend so I can’t take credit for the idea. The red onion sauce is sooo good, like right off the trucks in the city. xoxo


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