"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Vegetables
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-04-2013, 11:41 PM   #11
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 251
Thanks, oldvine and to all of you for your advice & comments. I think maybe I'll cook up some smaller ones, also - Just.In.Case! Don't want to ruin Thanksgiving by not having a nice blast of starchy vegetables.

Do you recommend I smear it with a bit of oil or fat before putting it in the oven? I'm not a great baker of anything, by the way. When it comes to baking, I really need advice.

Re a carrot being bitter, joesfolk, I've grown various varieties and bitterness appears to not be related to size. Or maybe I just got lucky. As far as soil goes, I've read that in some areas of N.A. you can't grow good carrots at all, 'cuz the soil's all wrong.
__________________

__________________
As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family, she has a good right to them. - Josh Billings.
Daizymae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 05:15 PM   #12
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,022
Some of those gnarly carrots in the article do not look appetizing. I would think the big ones are fibrous.
__________________

__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2013, 11:57 AM   #13
Executive Chef
 
Mad Cook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North West England
Posts: 4,153
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daizymae View Post
Uh oh, we don't have a microwave oven. Can you suggest an alternative procedure?
Boil it
__________________
Mad Cook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 10:30 AM   #14
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 251
My concern was that the Giant Carrot would not roast nicely (like, say a squash or yam) because carrots are so much harder.
__________________
As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family, she has a good right to them. - Josh Billings.
Daizymae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #15
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,841
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daizymae View Post
My concern was that the Giant Carrot would not roast nicely (like, say a squash or yam) because carrots are so much harder.
Do you have one or two you can practice with?
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 12:14 PM   #16
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: California's Big Valley
Posts: 810
Is the carrot still in the ground? Why cook it? Why not display it as a decorative piece and use smaller carrots in the meal. Depending on it's glorious appearance, I might scrubby-dubby it, give it a light coat of oil, maybe even Pam, for some shine, put down a bed of kale and let every one be amazed at the beauty.
__________________
Oldvine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2013, 08:17 PM   #17
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 251
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
Do you have one or two you can practice with?
Yup. Did that today. I boiled it for 10 minutes, took it out, patted it dry, smeared it with butter, then stuck it in a 375 deg. oven with foil on top for "awhile". Just til a bit of resistance when being punctured with a fork.

Result was nice. The carrot didn't look all collapsed or wrinkled or anything. Of course, it tasted nice, too. This particular variety (old heirloom from France) is only slightly bitter even when small, a nice kind of edge. Not ultra sweet.

Oldvine, I like your suggestion. I just might display the largest of the bunch raw, then serve the slightly smaller ones after cooking as I described.

Can't thank y'all enough.
__________________
As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family, she has a good right to them. - Josh Billings.
Daizymae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 07:47 AM   #18
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,841
Glad to hear it worked out
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 07:58 AM   #19
Master Chef
 
Chief Longwind Of The North's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 9,229
Gonna go outside the box here. Take that giant carrot and slice it into large chunks. Carefully remove the core, maybe with a power drill. Then stuff the carrot chunks with maybe some chopped pecans, honey and butter. That would allow them to bake properly, as heat would hit all sides of the carrot. Another good stuffing would be mashed potato and onion, maybe even with ground beef mixed in, like has, only with all parts in the carrot. A little butter and garlic would make it taste great. With this idea, you have a stuffed carrot to go with the stuffed bird theme. Just an idea. Whether it would work for your application, I don't know. Hope it at least creates some ideas.

Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
__________________

__________________
“No amount of success outside the home can compensate for failure within the home…"

Check out my blog for the friendliest cooking instruction on the net. Go ahead. You know you want to.- http://gwnorthsfamilycookin.wordpress.com/
Chief Longwind Of The North is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
carrot

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.