March 28, 2015

Carrot Biscuits, A healthy Use Of Carrot Grounds From My Juicer

2013-01-04_08-00-59_829My New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier this year. This means less potato chips, less chocolate candy (ouch), and less cookies. I am not giving up on bread and peanut butter though.

2013-01-04_07-24-09_438Anyway, yesterday I juiced enough carrots to make almost a half-gallon of carrot juice. You would not imagine the amount of carrot grounds that is left behind from that. I just could not throw it away. I tasted it and it still had that carrot flavor and of course that is where all the fiber is. A bit a bit of sugar on it made it taste even better. I decided2013-01-04_07-25-21_126 to keep the grounds. They went into a Ziploc bag and into the refrigerator.

This morning while working out those damn grounds were on my mind. What can I do with them? Well in Panama we fry just about anything. I decided to make a fried carrot biscuit. Not to worry, I use 2013-01-04_07-39-37_652soybean vegetable oil.

I first got about a cup of the carrot grounds out of the refrigerator. The carrot grounds were kind of stuck together so it needed to be fluffed. I then added a cup of flour, a teaspoon of baking soda, and a couple tablespoons of sugar. I took a spoon and mixed in all the ingredients. I then slowly added warm water (about a third of a cup) as I kneaded it for a few minutes. 2013-01-04_07-46-32_195Remember, the amount of water is going to be dependent on how juicy the grounds are.

I let the carrot dough ball sit for about 15 minutes. I then 2013-01-04_07-44-39_736formed three inch patties about half inch thick and fried it about 3 minutes or so on each side.

When I removed the biscuits from the frying pan, I placed them on paper towels to make sure most of the oil was absorbed. This ad hoc recipe made about 9 biscuits.

A cup of strong coffee, a glass of carrot juice with a couple ounces of coconut milk, strawberries, and blueberries were great sidekicks to the carrot biscuits. Giving that I will be juicing a lot of stuff in the near future, stay tuned.

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Egberto Willies is a radio show host, author, blogger, political activist, DailyKOS Contributing Editor, a Director of Coffee Party USA, Executive Committee member of Move to Amend, 2nd Annual CNN iReport Spirit Award Honoree, HuffPost Live Contributor, self-employed software developer, & web designer. Egberto wrote the book ‘As I See It:Class Warfare The Only Resort To Right Wing Doom’ based on his belief that the mainstream media is derelict in its duty to relate what really ails the middle class and the complicity of the Right Wing in its demise. Bio: http://egbertowillies.com/bio/ Linked In: http://linkd.in/TOiHUS. Google


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