Sweet Carrot Pickles
I’m sad to report that the giant carrots seem to be all gone now. For two weekly visits in a row (last week and this week), I have been unable to find the giant carrots at the Farmer’s Market. My son thinks they are freaks of nature, he has not been enjoying the über carrots.
What do teens know about carrots?
I really like them, one carrot is usually more than enough for a veggie side. Plus, I like them thinly sliced and dipped into ranch dressing. That might be a southern thing though, we like most things dipped in ranch. If you can deep fry it first, we’re even happier.
Have you ever had a fried pickle? They are The. Bomb. (dot) Com.
Anyhoo, from my last large carrot buy I’ve got 2 giant carrots left. One I plan to shred for carrot-raisin salad. The other one I’ve diced and I am making sweet carrot pickles.
These sweet, crisp little beauties are wonderful to snack on and great as a side dish.
This recipe is adapted from a recipe in the book “Urban Pantry” by Amy Pennington *I am so loving this book*
Sweet Carrot Refrigerator Pickles
- 4 carrots (or 1 giant carrot) peeled and then diced or thinly sliced.
- 1-1/2 cups of apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 bulb onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tsp orange peel
- 1 tsp celery seed
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Place carrots in a non-reactive bowl or a glass canning jar. Set aside.
In a sauce pan, heat all the ingredients except the carrots over a medium heat until simmering.
Once the brine is almost boiling, remove it from the stove and pour the brine over the carrots.
Allow to set on the counter until the mixture is cool, stirring occasionally.
Serve the carrots in the brine. Or refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.
Pardon my freaky bright pictures. The lighting was off.
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