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Veteran – Vegan Carrot HOT DOGS

Yes- this is not your typical hot dog!  This is a VEGAN CARROT DOG!  Made from a carrot that has been marinated over night and cooked to perfection!  I got this recipe off food.com but changed it slightly with what I had on hand.  Seriously, the weirdness recipe I have made in a long time, but to be honest- one of the BEST!  You will love this!

VEGAN CARROT DOGS

Servings: 6 “hot dogs”

Ingredients

6 large carrots, peeled, with the ends cut off (Cut to the size of a hot dog)
1/2 cup Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (you could also use soy sauce)
1/2 cup water
2 TBS seasoned rice vinegar
3 TBS sesame oil
1 TBS apple cider vinegar
1 tsp liquid smoke
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 TBS onion flakes
6 whole wheat hot dog buns
Toppings:  Ketchup, Mustard, Relish, etc.

Directions

Boil carrots for approximately for 8 minutes, or until fork tender but not mushy.  Remove the carrots and run them under cold water to stop them from cooking more.

While the carrots are cooking, mix all the ingredients together to create the marinade.

Combine the carrots and the marinade in a tupperware container with a lid or a zip lock bag.  Make sure the carrots are covered as much as possible in the marinade.  Place the carrots in the refrigerator and shoot for 24 hours (I did 20 and it worked great).  The longer in the marinade the better.

To cook the carrots, place them in a skillet with about a half a cup of the marinade.  Heat the carrots for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, or until warm.  You will notice that they will begin to turn dark (the marinade will somewhat burn on the bottom of the pan) which will give the carrots such a wonderful flavor!  Continue to turn over the carrots throughout this process to brown them on all sides.

Serve on a whole wheat bun with all your favorite hot dog fixings.  SO GOOD!  Seriously weird…but so good!

Baked (YELLOW) Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients

2 sweet potatoes (not yams)

1-2 TBS Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

Slice the sweet potatoes into “fries”.  Cover with oil, salt & pepper and BAKE at 425 for 15 minutes…then broil (high) for 4 minutes.


Source: WFM 1-10

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