Spicy Roasted Carrots

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by Chelsey on January 29, 2011

Orange was always my favorite color–when I was little, and all the girls loved purple but I wanted to paint my room orange. Of course, that idea was shut down by my parents, but the love of orange was channeled into my food.  Sweet potatoes, carrots, oranges, peaches, and butternut squash are all delicious, there is something about the color orange that brings out the best flavor (maybe is that natural sugar…mmmhmm!) Last winter, due to my pale complexion from lack of sun and intake of lots of beta-carotene, the palms of my hands turned orange.  Now, I try not to eat as many carrots and purchase the full ones because they require “work” to eat instead of the baby carrots which taste like candy you can just pull out of the fridge.

I purchased a large bag of carrots and knew this was the perfect way to eat them! I love roasted carrots but I only every had them when at my friends house for a Field Hockey dinner.  Her mom makes awesome roasted carrots, I don’t think she puts anything on them, they’re just cooked until almost blackened! These are up there, the spices combined with the natural sugars the carrots give off when roasted make the perfect sweet and spice combo.

Grab some carrots–they look like fingers

Wash and peel

Now cut in half length wise.  Had to re-stage the big assassination of the carrot so I didn’t lop off my own finger.

Now cut  each in half one way and then the other way

You’ve created beautiful carrot sticks :)

In one bowl add the egg white and in another add everything else (oil, spices…)

Coat the carrot sticks in egg white

and then submerge in the spice/oil mixture

place coated carrots on to a parchment lined baking sheet.

After these photos were taken I dumped half of the carrots into the egg white then spice mixture and repeated with remaining carrots.  It made things much quicker.

Bake for 20 minutes and voila–crispy, carmalized carrots :)

I devoured these! Even my mom who is not a vegetable eater LOVED these :) Tell your kid that they are french fries, once they start they wouldn’t be able to stop!

With love and cupcakes,
Cookteen

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1 Dee D. January 31, 2011 at 6:20 pm

wow, your carrots look delicous :)
sounds great too, spicy and sweet :)
This is a recipe i will try out soon!

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2 Chelsey February 2, 2011 at 10:17 am

Thanks!! They are truly addictive :)

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3 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 2, 2011 at 11:28 am

What a wonderful recipe. These carrots look absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked. You have a beautiful blog, and I’m so glad to have found it. Keep up the delicious cooking and baking! :) – Georgia

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4 Chelsey February 2, 2011 at 11:33 am

Ah thank you so much! So glad you commented because your blog is absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to keep following it :)

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5 Erika @ FoodFitnessFun February 6, 2011 at 11:57 am

I just found your blog and I love it! It’s so nice to find other teens with the same love for cooking/baking that I have!

These carrots look delicious! I love spicy foods! :-)

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6 Chelsey February 6, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I am so glad you love my blog!!! I also enjoy finding other teen bloggers. Keep in touch :)
These carrots are super yummy–but not spicy like crushed red pepper spicy but spicy in the fact that a bunch of spices are included. Just letting you know :) Hope you enjoy and can’t wait to start following your blog!

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7 mona & the girls February 6, 2011 at 10:28 pm

wonderful blog….
wish fb would let us like you ..
we will be folllowing ..
have an awesome week
mo & the girls

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8 Chelsey February 6, 2011 at 10:34 pm

I have a facebook page! Here’s the link to it: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CookTeen/214132274809

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9 kimberly February 20, 2011 at 5:32 am

your good

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10 Danielle February 27, 2011 at 8:33 pm

These looks really good, and I think my picky husband will even eat these!

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