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Carrot Puffs: Impossible to stop eating
Originally, I set out to use up some leftover dough from my Mini Pizza post this week. The intention was to use my carrots and make some carrot corn dogs.
These Carrot Puffs are not exactly my original expectation, however they turned out so delicious that I do not even care. They are plain and simple, perfect for the limited palate of your vegan kids.
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You do not need anything special for this! I will say though if there was one tool I would have benefited from having while making these carrot puffs, it would be this spoon. Oil gets hot, plain and simple.
As I stated above, I needed to use up the rest of the dough I had leftover. The dough is not my own recipe. You can use your favorite vegan dough, or see my previous post for the link to the dough recipe I used.
How to Make Carrot Puffs
Starting with your carrots, boil them until they become tender. My carrots took about ten minutes in the boiling water to become tender. But wait, pay attention here, you do not want the carrots to become too soft because they will turn to mush inside the puff. Cook them until they are soft enough for a fork to go through and no longer than that.
Using your dough, wrap the carrots with dough and roll in between your hands so it seals the carrot in.
If your dough is sticky flour your hands as well as the pan/plate you are holding them on.
Next you will want to heat up your oil in a semi-deep sauce pan. Keep at no higher than medium heat or it will splatter. After the oil is heated up, carefully set the rolled up carrot puffs into the oil.
Be patient, the puffs will become browned. Turn them as needed to get all sides browned. You will want to set up a place to cool them. A wire rack with a paper towel to soak up excess oil will work well.
Immediately after pulling out the finished Carrot Puffs, brush or spoon a small amount of vegan butter over the top. Let cool for a few minutes.
If you need to reheat these, do so in a toaster oven or on a skillet. Do not microwave them as they will fall apart.
Similarly with corn dogs, your kiddo may be tempted to pull out the carrot and eat the breading. Leave me a comment below and let me know! I was not able to test these Carrot Puffs out on any real kids because my fiancé and I ate them all in one go after making them. He raved about them and I myself couldn’t stop and save any for later.
Such a simple concept. Irresistible as a potato chip.