Thursday, April 2, 2009

MoV, Day 5: Crinkly Carrot Fries

We're back on track, and mostly feeling better! Last night we continued with day 5 of the Month of Veggies: Crinkly Carrot Fries. Apparently, I am the only person in the world who does not own a crinkle cutter, so we had boring old straight carrot fries (a.k.a., baked carrot sticks). These were delicious! I thought they'd be pretty boring, but they were great!

I forgot to take a picture, but I think Celeste might have gotten one. Mine didn't look as pretty as the ones on the Parents website, so it's probably for the best.

Crinkly Carrot Fries
(adapted from Parents Magazine)

1 lb carrots
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400F. Cut the carrots into 1/2-inch-wide sticks with a crinkle cutter (or, cut them into small carrot sticks, if you are a sadly crinkle cutter-less person like me). Toss them with olive oil, thyme, and salt.

Spread the carrot fries on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, until soft. (If you are baking these for a smaller child, they would need to bake longer - these were too tough for 9-month-old Lizzy to handle.)

3 comments:

Michelle Sybert said...

Found you via No Time FOr Flashcards! This sounds great, I think I'll try it with my kidlets!

Meg said...

I made something similar to this. I got it out of an Elmo Cookbook.

You bake the carrots with olive oil, pepper, and salt.

then when done you toss the carrots into sugar/cinnamon mix.

Jennifer said...

I wanted to make these for my little one after I saw the recipe on Parents.com. I'm glad to see someone else did and they were a hit, even though you didn't have a crinkle cutter. I don't own one either, so you're not the only person in the world without one.