How to cook carrots?

Since ancient times, carrots have been valued by people for their healing properties. This vegetable is especially rich in vitamins of groups A, C, B, D, E It is also a source of iodine, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and manganese. Carrots cleanse the blood and liver, removes toxins, strengthens the immune system and normalizes metabolism. In the article we will tell you what to cook from carrots, so that it is not only useful, but also very tasty.

Despite the fact that there are a huge number of recipes for cooking carrots, housewives use this miracle - a vegetable except for dressing soups or meat sauce. Few people know that carrots can be made not only a salad or juice, but also jam, cheesecakes, and even bake carrot cake.

We begin our review of recipes with how to cook carrots in Korean.

Korean carrots

For her, we need:

  • 1 kg of carrots;
  • 3 tablespoons of vinegar 9%;
  • 3 teaspoons of sugar;
  • ground pepper (preferably black) and coriander, garlic, cilantro, paprika;
  • vegetable oil;
  • salt to taste

Carrots must be peeled and rubbed with straw.Then salt to taste and mix well. After covering with a plate under the press and leave for 1 hour. At this time, finely chop the cilantro and garlic. After an hour, pour out the juice from the carrot, add vinegar with sugar and mix. Again, leave for 20 minutes. After that, we pour seasonings into the center of the plate with a slide and pour the oil heated in a frying pan onto them. Add our cilantro with garlic and mix with carrots. Before use, it is better to press down with a plate and let stand for a while.

Walnut - carrot cake

Ingredients for the dough:

  • 4 chicken eggs;
  • 400 g of flour;
  • a glass of sugar;
  • a glass of grated carrots;
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder;
  • 1 teaspoon soda, slaked vinegar;
  • Vegetable oil (for lubrication).

Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Divide the dough into 2 parts, put them in different shapes (oiled in advance) and bake in the oven, preheated to 200 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

While the cakes are baked, it's time to make the cream. For him we need:

  • 1 cup already minced peanuts
  • can of condensed milk
  • 250 grams of butter
  • 30 grams of grated chocolate.

Whip butter, gradually add chocolate, condensed milk and nuts. Stir the resulting mass thoroughly and smear the cakes with it. Our cake is ready.Its top, if desired, can be decorated.

Salad

At first glance, it seems that it is almost impossible to cook something tasty from boiled carrots. Fortunately - this is a huge misconception. We recommend you to try to make a wonderful salad, which is known as "The Mistress". For the salad we need:

  • 2-3 medium sized carrots;
  • a handful of raisins;
  • 200 grams of hard cheese;
  • a pair of garlic cloves;
  • 1 beet;
  • Walnut;
  • mayonnaise for refueling.

Carrots need to be slightly boiled and grate on a rather large grater and add raisins. In a separate plate, grate the garlic cheese. In another dish, chop the walnut and mix it with grated beets. Put the resulting ingredients in layers in a deep bowl. Each layer is smeared with mayonnaise.

Carrot jam

It is possible that for someone to prepare a salad of carrots will seem commonplace. In this case, we offer a more refined and unusual carrot jam. It is prepared quickly and has excellent taste and beautiful color.

For jam you need to use bright orange carrots. They should be thoroughly washed, cleaned and cut into 1 cm thick slices.Boil the carrots until soft. Then cool and give circles unusual shapes: diamonds, stars, hearts. So the jam will be especially beautiful.

For every kilogram of carrots we need a syrup of one kilogram of sugar and 300 ml of water. Fill the carrot with boiling syrup and cook for 5 minutes. After 8 hours, repeat the procedure with boiling, adding another 200 grams of sugar to the jam. This time, you need to make jam until the transparency of the carrot figures and thick syrup.

A couple of minutes before removing from the stove, put a teaspoon of citric acid in the jam. After cooling for aroma, you can add vanillin. It is not a shame with such jam to decorate a cake or treat them to your favorite guests.

Carrot juice

The easiest thing that can be prepared from carrots for maximum benefit to the body is fresh juice. It not only strengthens the immune system, but also improves vision, the structure of teeth and bones, soothes the nerves, helps with cardiovascular diseases, puts you on your feet during loss of strength and vitamin deficiency, normalizes the pancreas and much more. This list is endless.

To prepare this miracle elixir, you need only 15 minutes. 2 cups of juice will be enough

  • 6-7 medium sized carrots;
  • tablespoon of vegetable oil;
  • and some sugar (to taste).

Peel the carrots and put them in small portions into the juicer, at the end of the process add vegetable oil to the juice and mix well. That's all! For a change in a carrot juice, you can add a little apple. And in order to roll up the drink before winter, you just need to boil it and roll it up in clean sterilized jars.

From our article, you learned how to cook carrots. Be creative with pleasure and enjoy your appetite!