I love carrot dogs so much that I had to include them in my book, The Easy Vegan Cookbook!
This is the time of the year that I start inviting people over for a light dinner on the deck with a few cocktails and mocktails. These dogs are on my list to make this weekend, so I wanted to give you my updated recipe in case you want to make some too.
What’s a carrot dog? It’s more than a steamed carrot in a bun. You marinade the mostly cooked carrots in a mixture of vinegar, sesame oil, and other seasonings. This transforms the lowly carrot into something that tastes reminiscent to hot dogs and close to the veggie dogs that I’m more familiar with.
You can easily make these oil-free by leaving out the sesame oil or using tahini in its place.
Be mindful of how long you marinade these because they will get more vinegary as they sit. I don’t mind that, but Cheryl won’t eat them if they are marinated more than 24 hours.
I want to try these in some other traditional hot dog recipes like carrots in a blanket and mummy carrots for Halloween. What’s your go-to hot dog substitute?