Carrot french fries, shoestring, whatever, just yummy !
Hi everyone !
A long time in between posts but you get that, life happened ! Had a hankering. Decided to research best way to cook long thin fries & tried it. It worked a treat ! These can be frozen for months, so if you try them & like them, perhaps do up a mega batch & freeze them, ready for the hot oven to finish them off.
Try them with my new Big Mac sauce, totally delish !
Anyway, I do hope you enjoy them !
- 4 long thin carrots
- 1 tsp Massel low salt chicken stock powder (or other stock power or leave out)
- Spray oil (I like Rice bran oil for crisping up)
- Sprinkle of salt
- Get a pan of boiling water on the way, adding 1/2 tsp stock powder to flavour the fries.
- Peel, top n tail & slice the carrots into thin & long matchstick slices.
- Add carefully to the pan of water & cook until soft-ish, approx. 5 mins. Keep checking as you dont want them mushy.
- Once there's a bit of give in them, tip into a colander and rinse with cold water. Line them up on a tray (see pic) so they aren't touching each other. Use cling wrap or freezer wrap to stack them & pat dry, being careful not to snap them.
- Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
- Heat oven to 220oC (hot). Place a tray in there coated with the spray oil to heat. Take the fries out of the freezer & place them on the tray, making sure to not stack & keep them seperate from each other.
- Spray with a little spray oil & sprinkle with either salt or stock powder (if you like).
- Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes, checking regularly to enusre they don't burn. Take them out, leave on top of the stove for 5 mins. Place them back in for a further 10 mins until cooked beautifully.
- Once done put them on some papertowel to crisp up. They arent going to be super crisp, rather bendy like french fries. Sprinkle a little bit of salt if you like.
- Serve hot with the rip-off Big Mac sauce or other dipper. Great for a side dish too.
- Make sure the oven is really hot so they don't steam but rather fry
- You can make a whole lot & freeze them, just like the supermarket ones, to use when you want something yummy
- Be careful with them as they can snap or break as you move them around
- Other seasoning can be added before you bake them too