By Kevin Williams
Okay, if someone had told me I'd be doing a post where I raved about eating a "carrot dog" I would have questioned your sanity. Carrots do not top the list of my favorite foods. So, why did I get a carrot dog in the first place? Well, I do like to try different foods, challenge my comfort zones, etc, so I thought, why not? Let's try the carrot dog.
I ignored the $7 price tag ($7, for a carrot on a bun? No) and plunged ahead. I mean, you can't buy truly good food cheap, there's labor and fresh ingredients involved, so, no, you can't compare the price of a specialty item vs. a packaged Kahn's wiener.
Man, was I in for a pleasant surprise. I'm not sure how they cooked it, had I not been chasing around my kids I probably would have stood there and watched. But the flavors were so wonderful, so smoky...that could have been a dog off the backyard barbecue. It was amazing.
Of course, I go online and apparently "carrot dogs" are a thing and I didn't know that.
By the way, I also had a lima bean and corn salad (I'm not crazy about lima beans) and that, too, was amazing.
Now, I will say that, at the end of the day, a carrot dog is just that: a carrot. So with my gargantuan appetite, I can't say that I was stuffed after eating it. I could easily have downed two or three of these, but at $7 a pop that was a non-starter. Aster didn't eat much of her eggs so I was able to poach those from her plate and I was full. But, yeah, if you are looking to get stuffed these carrot dogs won't do it, but otherwise, wow, try a carrot dog!
Mine came from Invoke at the 2nd Street Market in Dayton, Ohio.
Okay, you can learn how to make your own Carrot Dogs here. Again, apparently it's a thing....And here is another recipe. Geez, if you made them at home and went easy on the bun, geez, you eat 5 or 6 at a time and probably wouldn't be bad for you....
Kevin, I made the carrot dogs and they were very good. They even smelled like hot dogs cooking. I did not use on a roll, just as a side dish. I will make them again.
Hope somebody else tries them. They were a surprise.
Glad to hear they were good, and that you liked them. I was truly amazed...a CARROT that TASTES like a hot dog???? I'd have called you crazy a few days ago!