Who knew Pickled Carrots are popular?
Sorry, it is not a metaphor for a political rant or observation on life (as in sour grapes); it is a carrot recipe, as pickled cucumbers are pickles.
The food item was recently a topic of conversation on Mostly Martha.
Martha Stewart interviewed Caroline Fidanza, owner of restaurant “Saltie” and the title of her cookbook. They talked about pickled carrots and her other business venture, the Gotham West Market Place.
Gotham is a new “food hall” in New York City between the theater district and Hudson River Park . It sounds like an incredible food experience that can be read about at dailycandy.com.
Although Martha lists several recipes on her site, I chose Caroline Fidanza’s recipe, it was easy, quite delicious and an alternative condiment.
1/2 cup sugar ( diabetes substitution, 1 tbsp sugar & 5 packets of equal)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup white or apple vinegar
3 large carrots julienne or shredded
Marinate carrots 30 minutes at room temp or refrigerate over night. Blanch carrots if you want a little less crunch in your carrots.
Why pickled carrots? Well, today is Sunday and the one pound I lost last Friday has not come back . . . yet!
. . . . just saying