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Carrots, Pickled Magic Mexican Style


These crunchy spicy pickled carrots makes a delightful tasty unexpected side dish or snack with tortilla chips. I used to get these at Mexican Restaurants, but are now hard to obtain.

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  • 2 lbs Organic Carrots
  • 2 White Onions - Peeled and Sliced
  • 2 Poblano Peppers - Seeded and chopped into 1/8ths
  • 1 1/2 quarts water
  • 1 Whole jalapeño - Head off and Chopped into 1/4's. Take some seeds out for less heat.
  • 3 Sprigs Fresh Oregano - Dropped into the water and then discarded before canning.
  • 6 Cloves Garlic - Whole
  • 1 Cup Cider Vinegar
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbs Black Peppercorns - Whole
  • 1 Tbs Sea Salt


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Step 1

1. Select fat carrots, peel and sliced on the diagonal (1/4 inch thick). Steam carrots for about 3 minutes, then immerse in cold water and ice. Let cool, then drain carrots.

2. Slice onions and sprinkle with salt (cures the onions).

3. Put all the other ingredients into a large pot and bring to a boil. Boil for just one minute only. Then remove from heat. Add carrots and onions.

4. Let cool for 2-3 hours. Remove Fresh Oregano sprigs. Store in refrigerator in non metal container with a lid.

5. If you plan to create jars: Heat jars at 300F for a few minutes until hot. Carefully take out jars and leave with lids on to cool a little.

6. Put carrots and a little of all the ingredients, into each jar and place in refrigerator.

7. leave for 1-2 weeks to absorb all the flavors.
8. They will keep for a week after opening.

Makes 6 x 12oz Mason Jars

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