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