Oct 2, 2013

Carrots in a blanket


I wish pigs in a blanket were really cute pigs in a warm blanket not sausages made out of actual pigs. And who needs sausages anyway when you have delicious, juicy and vibrant carrots? I must be honest and confess that this recipe idea was actually created by my boyfriend. We were visiting our vegetarian friends and we had a pack of puff pastry and a bunch of carrots. And the recipe for carrots in a blanket was born. I just LOVE recipes like these - so simple, cheap and so delicious in its simplicity. Carrots really shine in this dish. Add fresh dill to the filling and before you know you have eaten at least 4 of those cute little pies!

about 24 pies

  • 12 medium carrots
  • 17 1/3 oz / 500 g frozen vegan puff pastry 
  • handful of fresh dill
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for pan-frying

Take the puff pastry out of the freezer and put it in a regular fridge at least a couple of hours before baking. Wash the carrots, cut them in half and boil them until soft. Drain and let them cool. Now peel them and cook them on a pan in hot oil (not deep-frying, just regular pan-frying) until golden brown. Add some salt and pepper to taste. I fried the carrots in two batches, since there were many. Mix the carrots with chopped fresh dill. Pre-heat the oven to 430 F / 220 C . Roll out the puff pastry on a floured surface. Cut out 24 squares and roll a carrot into every square. Cover the baking tray with a parchment paper and put the pies on it. Bake for 15 minutes at 430 F / 220 C. Serve as a snack or with soup.

Here's the video recipe:




27 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Becca! These were really tasty too. PS! Your recipes look gorgeous!

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  2. What a great idea, love this! :D

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  3. Wow, this looks delicious! I'm going to try them anytime soon.

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  4. Have you ever tried roasting them first? I'm a little averse to frying.

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  5. You can totally roast them instead of frying, Susanne!

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  6. How adorable and creative! I love it. I admit, pigs in a blanket were a thanksgiving tradition before we went vegan. So happy you thought of an alternative :) Cheers!

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  7. Oh my gosh, I just saw this on pinterest... such a good idea!! Yummy!

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  8. This is so cute! I have some rainbow carrots that would be great in little
    blankets. I'm going to roast them instead and see how it goes....

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  9. Roasting the carrots will definitely work too! And rainbow carrots are just perfect!

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  10. […] 1) Carrots in a blanket: I actually still cannot believe how viral this recipe went. It was featured in many articles and it seems that people really dig simplicity. That is awesome! […]

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  11. yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    also view
    http://prachisvegkitchen.blogspot.com

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  12. Looks delicious!

    I'll probably try it first just with canned croissant rolls (like the Pillsbury stuff). Several brands of them are vegan. When I was a kid we used to have pigs in a blanket with hot dogs inside the canned rolls.

    Such a fun recipe! I'll definitely have to try these. :D

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  13. Thanks a lot, Felicia! I hope you like them :)

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  14. Where might they sell vegan pastry dough?

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  15. Where do you find vegan puff pastry, Trader Joe's? Great recipe!

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    1. I usually just look for the puff pastry that doesn't contain any milk products or any other animal products. In Estonia, I can find it in regular grocery stores.

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    2. Hei Sandra! Need leht- (või pärmi-lehttaignad), mida mina olen poes näinud, sisaldavad kõik E-aineid ja hüdrogeenitud taimseid rasvu. Ainus, mis neid sellisel määral ei sisalda, on Eesti Pagari võiga pärmi-lehttaigen, mis, nagu nimigi ütleb, tehakse võist, mitte margariinist. See jälle pole muidugi päris vegan, aga hüdrogeenitud taimsed rasvad on jällegi midagi, mida tasub vältida vast rohkem kui võid.

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  16. This is something I will be trying - love the idea thanks for sharing!

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