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 !

Joni xx

 

 

 

Carrot French Fries
Yields 4
Super thin & slightly floppy but crispy at the same time. These can be made and frozen for when the craving takes you. Inspired by the McDonalds fries.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 long thin carrots
  2. 1 tsp Massel low salt chicken stock powder (or other stock power or leave out)
  3. Spray oil (I like Rice bran oil for crisping up)
  4. Sprinkle of salt
Instructions
  1. Get a pan of boiling water on the way, adding 1/2 tsp stock powder to flavour the fries.
  2. Peel, top n tail & slice the carrots into thin & long matchstick slices.
  3. Add carefully to the pan of water & cook until soft-ish, approx. 5 mins. Keep checking as you dont want them mushy.
  4. 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.
  5. Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  6. 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.
  7. Spray with a little spray oil & sprinkle with either salt or stock powder (if you like).
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Serve hot with the rip-off Big Mac sauce or other dipper. Great for a side dish too.
Notes
  1. Make sure the oven is really hot so they don't steam but rather fry
  2. You can make a whole lot & freeze them, just like the supermarket ones, to use when you want something yummy
  3. Be careful with them as they can snap or break as you move them around
  4. Other seasoning can be added before you bake them too
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