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ErrolTheDragon Thu 23-Jul-20 09:17:18

I should have paid more attention when DH was doing the Sainsbury's orders but he's usually very sensible ... last week I asked for some carrots, which we don't eat that often but we were doing a roast. He ordered 2kg. A bit much, but ok, not worth mentioning. Except this week we got another 2kg.

So... is there anything I can do to use up a lot of carrots? Ideally something low effort as I've too much work on at the moment.

Thanks!

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RedCatBlueCat Thu 23-Jul-20 09:27:03

Carrot cake?
Carrot and lentil soup?
Honey roasted as a vegetable dish?

GrumpyHoonMain Thu 23-Jul-20 09:30:51

Just grate the lot and freeze into a few portions . You can then add a little bit to everything you cook.

Specific easy recipes - Halwa, carrot cake, Indian or Korean style carrot pickle, persian carrot and lamb curry

Ricekrispie22 Thu 23-Jul-20 09:39:03

There’s carrot cake and coleslaw, but they both require a lot of grating.

Batch cook a shepherds pie www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/veggie-shepherds-pie-sweet-potato-mash and freeze

Use just carrots instead of mixed veg in this tagine www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/recipes/vegetable-and-chickpea-tagine

Spicy lentil casserole www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/spicy-root-lentil-casserole

They also work well in smoothies

AdaColeman Thu 23-Jul-20 09:51:09

Carotte rapée, a grated carrot salad with mustard vinaigrette dressing, good with cold meats, especially beef or ham.

Potage Crecy, rich carrot soup.

Dice finely and freeze, then use as part of soffritto with added celery & onions.

TimeWastingButFun Thu 23-Jul-20 09:56:33

Carrot and coriander soup
Grated carrots with orange juice soaked raisins as a side salad
Carrot and coriander salad (nice with a curry)
Carrot cake

TimeWastingButFun Thu 23-Jul-20 09:56:48

I meant carrot and cumin salad

Morgana7 Thu 23-Jul-20 10:01:58

You can grate one into any pasta dishes you do like spag or lasagne.

Carrot and sweet potato soup is really yummy.

Carrot cake flapjacks/energy balls

Buttered roast carrots as a side dish

Put them into smoothies

ShadowsInTheDarkness Thu 23-Jul-20 10:20:11

I grate carrots into most meals! They are really good in chicken curry and spaghetti bol as well as the more obvious gravy based things like stews and cottage pie. If you grate them they sort of disappear and just form part of the background flavour so it's more subtle.
Do you have a dog? Healthy treat for dogs, and help with anal glands! Birds will also eat grated carrots. Ditto small rodents if you have any pets or garden visitors.
You can also grate and freeze or make carrot cake!

Alloverthegrapevine Thu 23-Jul-20 10:23:37

I peel and cut them into sticks then put a plate next to where teen DSs are gaming. "Mum, you know we don't do vegetables" but they always seem to disappear grin

ErrolTheDragon Thu 23-Jul-20 10:46:07

I do use them in general cooking, spag Bol or veg soups , but that only uses one or two at a time. And unfortunately we aren't doing cakes or other sweet baked stuff at the moment.

Smoothies though - well, not that so much as just carrot juice, I've got quite a lot of apples which want eating up so juicing should get through quite a few. The juicer is one of those gadgets we use enthusiastically for a while and then it goes back in the cupboard and gets forgotten about.grin

Thanks, some great (and grate) ideas.

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midsomermurderess Thu 23-Jul-20 11:20:36

That's a lot of carrots. This is very good, but uses only 6 [https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/apr/22/carrot-dal-self-saucing-pasta-recipe-anna-jones-modern-cook carrot dal]. Make up a batch maybe. Cake, soup, dice and freeze for ragus etc.

midsomermurderess Thu 23-Jul-20 11:20:56

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/apr/22/carrot-dal-self-saucing-pasta-recipe-anna-jones-modern-cook

AdaColeman Thu 23-Jul-20 11:50:56

Grated carrot & peanut butter sandwiches.

Cut into batons, use with olives, cubed cheese, salami etc for aperos.

bluebells1 Thu 23-Jul-20 15:52:47

Juice em with some ginger

Deathraystare Thu 23-Jul-20 16:38:25

Make him eat them and them only!

ErrolTheDragon Thu 23-Jul-20 17:55:14

Tempting, but I don't want to turn him orange!grin

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Aquamarine1029 Thu 23-Jul-20 18:00:56

I make basil carrots as a side dish and they are so delicious. Slice the carrot into thin wafers, saute them slowly in some butter and a healthy amount of dried basil until the carrots are soft and slightly caramelised.

Pieceofpurplesky Thu 23-Jul-20 18:07:44

Roasted carrot dip. I roast carrots with loads of spices, garlic, onion and oil (I ho either chilli or curried way) then blitz with sour cream when cold.

Roasted carrot soup.

Also carrot soup with various additions (sweet potato, apple etc)

Or just slice and freeze or purée and freeze

ChickNorris Thu 23-Jul-20 18:31:12

You have apples too? Great. Do you have a food processor?
There's this really quick and tasty summer treat we used to make when I was little which was enjoyed by kids and adults alike. What you do is grate both the carrots and the apples (about 50/50 amounts) - on the finest grater. Then make up a mixture or water, sugar (or honey if you prefer) and lemon juice and pour this over the grated carrots and apples. You don't want the grated mixture to swim in it but you do want just enough of it for it to be semi-solid. One cup of this should be enough. What you want to achieve is a sweet liquid with a bit of lemony tartness but you can adjust to your liking. Allow a few minutes for the sugar to dissolve and for the flavours to combine. Put in the fridge to chill. If you do decide to try this I hope you enjoy.

LakeFlyPie Thu 23-Jul-20 22:25:57

Grated carrot, lemon juice and raisin salad (fridge for a couple of hours before serving and it 'juices up' and raisins plump up.

My favourite cake ever

TyneTeas Thu 23-Jul-20 22:29:53

This is a really nice soup. Doesn't taste of carrot at all.

www.bbcgoodfood.com/user/814843/recipe/spicy-carrot-and-potato-soup

I leave out the celery, use more onions and carrots and less potato. Smoked hot paprika is nice in it too

mumwon Thu 23-Jul-20 22:29:53

so that's the reason for Trumps colour! grin
grate carrots & cheese together for filling for sandwich

AnnaSW1 Thu 23-Jul-20 22:29:59

I'd juice it. I love carrot juice

thisstooshallpass Fri 24-Jul-20 09:29:24

A warm salad with roasted carrots, sumac, mint, olive oil, lemon juice and cumin.

Do you have a dog? They love carrots and are good teeth cleaner!

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