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Marinated Carrot “Hotdog”

Friends, this is an amazing recipe and the result is a
delicious meatless "Hotdog."
I would not have believed it myself
if I had not eaten them.
The original recipe was given to me by my friend,
Julie, and I modified it by adding Ginger and Lemon Zest,
and replacing the soy sauce with Liquid Aminos.
I doubled the Liquid Smoke.
I have found that if the carrots (before marinating them) are
cooked so a fork can barely cut the surface,
the end result is a texture more like Bratwurst Hog Dogs;
for a texture more like beef or turkey Hotdogs,
cook a little more tender, but not
so much the carrots fall apart. Also,
I added water and vinegar to the recipe
in order for there to be enough liquid to
cover the carrots for marinating.

4 whole carrots, cut into bun-length pieces with ends removed
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp. soy sauce (or Liquid Aminos)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder (or 1/2 clove garlic, minced)
2 Dashes liquid smoke
Pepper, to taste
1/2 tsp of Ginger
1/2 tsp of Lemon Zest
4 vegan hot dog buns (toasted once the mock hotdogs are done)
Desired hot dog toppings (BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard, relish, etc.)

•Fill a large pot halfway with water and bring to boil.
•Lower the heat to medium and add carrots;
cook until you can barely pierce through them with a fork.
Be careful not to cut the carrots when testing!
•Combine all the other ingredients together in a plastic container or
baggie to make the marinade. Place the cooked carrots inside,
shake up, and set aside to marinate for at least 3 hours.
You can marinate for up to a few days — I marinated for about 4 hours,
and they turned great.
•When you’re ready to serve, pour the carrots and marinade
into a large pan on the stovetop or grill on medium heat,
rotating periodically, for 5 to 10 minutes,
until carrots are heated all the way through.
•Place on a hot dog bun, add the toppings of your choice, and enjoy!

Makes 4 servings
Recipe adapted from

I dipped the Sugar Snap Peas in Cashew Cream
(1 cup of Cashews and 1 cup of Water \ Blended for 2 minutes until creamy)

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Jola Dziubinska20-Jan-2019 23:38
Looks delicious. Cool recipe. V.
Brenda12-Jan-2019 00:10
I've been intrigued by this as it is a very popular item at our local farmer's market. Unfortunately, I've not gotten there early enough to have one as they usually sell out by the time I get there!
LynnH10-Jan-2019 03:29
Sounds interesting!
larose forest photos10-Jan-2019 02:43
This sounds fabulous! Thank you for the recipe. V
Walter Otto Koenig08-Jan-2019 15:03
Delicious looking image. A new one for me, but then I don't eat regular hot dogs.
Chris08-Jan-2019 11:35
Fay's recipe sounds easier. I'd have to be convinced they could replace the real thing but would be willing to try!
John Vass08-Jan-2019 03:49
Carnivores all over the world are like "What the heck???”
Just to be clear I am not one of them!
Interesting recipe!
Fay Stout05-Oct-2018 17:32
I have been enjoying carrot dogs for a while now and, of course, everyone thinks I am a bit wacky, but they are really good. I must admit that mine are so easy and quick to fix. Just put a pared carrot in the microwave and cook for 1 minute. Done! Easy! Put it in a bun, top with some chopped onion and then dabs of mayonnaise and sprinkled with smoked paprika. Add a sprinkling of chopped cilantro leaves. DELICIOUS!
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