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How to prepare carrots and How to cook Carrots

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Common Names: Carrots
Family: Apiaceae
In Season: May - October (best) but also over-winter
Buying: Choose carrots which feel very firm with no blemishes or cracks. Smaller carrots tend to be sweeter.
Storing: In a cool, dry, dark place for up to 5 days or in the refrigerator for  up to 10 days. Remove any leaves attached to carrots before storing for any length of time.
Allowances: 1 Medium  (10cm/6" long)  per person
 

General Preparation of Carrots

wash in cold water Cut off the stem end and straggling roots if present. Peel older carrots or simply scrub or scrape young specimens.

 

Optional Preparations/Cuts  (see Main Vegetable Preparation Page for  explanations and photos)

 

Baton Brunoise Chunk Cube Dice/chop Grate Julienne
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
             
Matchsticks Mashed Paysanne Puréed Shred Slice Sulfrino
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
 

 

Suitable Methods and timing for cooking Carrots

     

Bake/Roast Carrots

y

Chunks or Halves =  40-45  minutes. Drizzle with oil . Cover.

Boiling Carrots

y Slices or Batons = 8-10 minutes

Fry/Sauté Carrots

y Slices or Matchsticks = Stir-fry 4-6 minutes

Microwave Carrots

y Slices or Batons = 5-8 minutes

Steaming Carrots

y

Slices or Batons = 10 - 13 minutes

Stuffing Carrots

x  
     

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