Carrot Flower Garnish
Carrot Carved into a flower


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I created this carrot flower garnish with just a few strokes of a knife, they are easy to make and look great to decorate any plate. 
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Carrot Flower Garnish
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Recipe Type: carrot, garnish, vegetable garnishing

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 15 min

Ingredients:

1 Carrot, peeled, sliced 1-inch thick, 3 are needed per plate
Vegetable oil

Instruction:

Place a carrot slice on cutting board with largest cut end facing up. Use a sharp paring knife to make an X cutting down vertically about two-thirds of the way, do not cut completely through. You should have 4 divisions.

Carve each division into rounded petals; cut out centers of carrot slice to resemble a flower. Slice a small amount off bottom of carved carrot at a slight angle so that they will sit on the plate at an angle. Repeat this process until all are carved.

Put in boiling salted water until they are soft but still firm; plunge into an ice bath to stop the cooking; drain, towel dry and coat carrot flowers with a small amount of oil.

Garnish
with parsley or rosemary and serve with a main entree or salads or a sandwich.

Wine recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay





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