Fried Shoestring Carrots

Pat Duran


Great alternative to French fries. Serve them hot with ranch style dressing or mustard sauce as a dipping media. This recipe is from TOH.


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10 servings
10 Min
5 Min


  • 2 c
    self rising flour
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    salt , divided
  • 3/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper, divided, optional
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper, divided
  • 10 c
    shoestring carrots, val-u-pac
  • ·
    vegetable oil for frying

How to Make Fried Shoestring Carrots


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, water, cornstarch, 1/2 teas. salt,1/4 teas. cayenne and half the pepper until smooth. Stir in carrots.
    In a small bowl. combine the remaining salt, cayenne and pepper and set aside.
    In an electric skillet of deep fryer, heat oil to 375^. Drop spoonfuls or carrot mixture., a few at a time, into oil separating as best you can; cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown, stirring around frequently. Drain on paper towels. sprinkle with reserved seasoning mixture.
    Sometimes instead of the cayenne and white pepper I use cinnamon and a little nutmeg.

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