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Tired Of Turkey? November 29, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Humor, Vegetarian Recipes.

Carrot Dogs

For the carrot dogs:

6 medium-large carrots (hot dog bun length), peeled
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon smoked paprika

For serving:

6 hot dog buns
Pushcart Onions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the carrots and cook for 7 to 8 minutes, until just fork tender. Drain and rinse with cold water.

In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, maple syrup, olive oil, garlic and smoked paprika. Transfer mixture & carrots to a sealable gallon-sized plastic bag. Mix to coat, then marinate in the refrigerator overnight (or up to 24 hours), keeping the carrots in a single layer.

Heat a grill pan over medium high heat for several minutes. Place the carrots on the hot grill, after shaking off excess marinade.  Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, rotating the carrots once or twice. Remove to a plate.  Garnish & Serve.

Read more at Oh My Veggies

Aah . . . that’s simple!



1. Tippy Gnu - November 29, 2019

I’ll give this recipe credit for uniqueness, though I’m not sure how a carrot dog might actually taste. One thing’s for sure, our wiener dogs will stop begging from us, if we start eating these things.

nrhatch - November 29, 2019

Click through to Oh My Veggies for more great ideas to keep your dogs from begging at the table! 😯

Tippy Gnu - November 29, 2019

I’d probably be mostly a vegetarian, if it wasn’t for my wife. She insists on doing most of the cooking and strongly believes that meat is good for me. My attempted coups of the kitchen have failed, so I’ll just go ahead and keep eating those real hot dogs, steaks, and other dead animals she cooks for me.

nrhatch - November 29, 2019

I confess to eating a few tablespoons of salmon yesterday that my niece and nephew-in-law cooked for Thanksgiving dinner. I did not hide it under my napkin or feed it to the dogs. :mrgreen:

But when I went back for seconds, I helped myself to stuffing, potatoes, broccoli and CARROTS!

2. Jill Weatherholt - November 29, 2019

I never get tired of turkey! 🙂

nrhatch - November 29, 2019

Gobble Gobble!

3. Rivergirl - November 29, 2019

A carrot hot dog?
I’m sorry, but… no!

nrhatch - November 29, 2019

I’ve waited to post this post until I was sure that some viewers/ fans/ readers/ followers would be ready for something completely different. Guess not, eh?

Sadly, I can no longer say, “I shall post no post before its time!” 🙄

Rivergirl - November 29, 2019

Don’t get me wrong. I love carrots…. but not as hot dog replacements!

nrhatch - November 29, 2019

I am curious enough to try this recipe . . . but I’m not convinced that we’ll be adding it to our regular repertoire.

That said, I have wanted to share a link to “Oh My Veggies” site in case anyone needs some inspiration for meatless meals. They’ve posted some good recipes.

4. Kate Crimmins - November 29, 2019

I like carrots but I’m not sure I’d put in a hot dog roll!

nrhatch - November 29, 2019

I’m waiting for someone to volunteer to be the “guinea pig” and give the recipe a try. 😆

5. L. Marie - November 29, 2019

I’m just about to eat the last of the turkey leftovers. I could use a carrot!

nrhatch - November 29, 2019

We’re having leftovers tonight . . . with roasted carrots!

6. anotherday2paradise - November 29, 2019

Sorry, I’m not convinced. 😳😅

nrhatch - November 29, 2019

No carrot dog converts here . . . 😀

anotherday2paradise - November 29, 2019

Dead right. 😅

nrhatch - November 30, 2019

They’re Bugs Bunny approved, you know. 😆

7. Debra - December 1, 2019

This is a really unique recipe. I’m really eager to try it, Nancy! I think I’d be just as happy with a bowl of steamed carrots, but I like the creativity!

nrhatch - December 1, 2019

I’m with you on this recipe ~ I think it will be fun to try, but I expect that “regular” carrots will continue to be appreciated menu items.

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