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Random question but how many carrots do you allocate per adult?

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nappyaddict Fri 11-Sep-09 17:09:39

Say if you are cooking meat, potatoes and 2 sorts of veg, if carrots were one of the veg how many would you cook per person?

NormaSnorks Fri 11-Sep-09 17:10:48

Length/ width of carrot?

Little & thin: not more than 1.5
Long and thick: just 1?

colditz Fri 11-Sep-09 17:11:31

One Morrison's average if with annother veg, 2 if alone.

Egg Fri 11-Sep-09 17:13:29

For my DCs (well the ones that will eat carrot) I give them about 6 pieces which is probably about the equivalent of one large carrot.

For adults probably 2 or 3 largeish carrots.

For DS1 one tiny piece.

NormaSnorks Fri 11-Sep-09 17:30:23

2 or 3 large carrots? That's about 20+ pieces of carrot... surely no one eats that much + another veg? shock

NormaSnorks Fri 11-Sep-09 17:33:07

Hmm.... maybe they do?

Carrot Portion Sizes

nappyaddict Fri 11-Sep-09 17:39:27

OK here's another ouple of carrot questions for you.

Do you chop the bottom end off and throw it away or do you eat it?

Do you peel them before you chop them or just wash them?

MarthaFarquhar Fri 11-Sep-09 17:41:37

1 is plenty, unless they're really wee.
top and tail (cut off both ends), peel, and slice into batons.

NormaSnorks Fri 11-Sep-09 18:05:40

nappy... is this the first time you've ever cooked carrots??


nappyaddict Fri 11-Sep-09 18:10:45

No cooked them lots before. I love cooking but hate preparing everything first so trying to cut down on that part!!

nappyaddict Fri 11-Sep-09 18:19:36

I've already got the mashed potato just right grin Wash under hot tap, quarter them, boil and mash. Simple!! I used to hate doing mash before cos I thought you had to peel them and chop them up quite small.

nappyaddict Fri 11-Sep-09 18:53:21

BTW am amazed that people eat 3 carrots each!!

We have 1 medium sized potato, 1 carrot and 1/2 cup of peas each and that's plenty.

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