Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Microwaved carrots


You need carrots, some salt, a little bit of butter, a bowl, and plastic wrap.

Slice the carrots thinly, and put them in a bowl with a little bit of salt. Cover with plastic foil - twice if your foil is thin. This has to be tight!

Microwave for 3-4 minutes (that's for about 2 carrots which is what I used), remove the plastic wrap (but be careful, it will steam!) and add a tiny bit of butter. Delicious!


ann-lou said...

Interesting! Another unusual snack is jackfruit chips which I recently tasted.

Deborah said...

A great way to make a quick side dish!

Sherri & Mark said...

This may be a dumb question, but how do you get your carrot slices so thin?!?

Sherri from Canada

Gary J said...

Maybe it would be too cautious, but you might avoid using plastic film. Some plastics give off noxious chemicals in a microwave, particularly plastic containers.

Instead put the carrots in a microwave-safe bowl covered by a dish.

Anne said...

Ann-Lou - interesting! I've never tried jackfruit.

Deborah - it really is :)

Sherri - I use a mandolin to slice them, it's much quicker and more precise than using a knife. At least it is for me :)

Gary - good point. I tried making this in a tupperware (microwave safe) container, and that didn't work very well at all. I guess it needs to be tight, but with some room to breathe. I'd make sure to use food safe plastic though, but I'll try it with just a dish to cover. It'd be more convenient, definitely.