Correct people! This is a hand-carved carrot dog. A carrot dog is a hot dog made out of a carrot. It’s made by par boiling the carrot then marinating overnight in liquid smoke flavour and a bit of soy and vegetable stock powder.
Carving a carrot into a hot dog shape is not as easy as it sounds. I can hear you laughing, but trust me carving a carrot so it has rounded ends takes a bit of skill. You also have to carve down the thick end so it’s uniform in width like a real hot dog if you want to do this properly.
The final result wasn’t smokey enough but the texture was surprisingly similar to a hot dog. Combine that with my precision hand carving skills, dowse in ketchup mustard and crispy onion sprinkles and you’ve something pretty close to a real hot dog. Obviously a carrot dog is loads better than a real hot dog which is made from… well… who knows what a real hot dog is made from.
Carrots, hand carved into a hot dog shape
Hicks liquid smoke
A teaspoon of vegetable stock powder
A dash of soy sauce
Hot dog buns
Fried onion sprinkles
Carve your carrots into hot dog shape.
Par boil for 10 – 15 minutes.
Place in a container in the fridge with the marinate and marinate overnight.
Prepare your buns.
Cook your dogs on a griddle to get char lines.
Combine and squirt your ketchup and mustard into Instagram friendly zig zags, and sprinkle with the fried onion bits.