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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