Carrot Dogs: delicious, cruelty free dogs

This recipe is a great alternative to hot dogs and in my opinion even tastier. After all a hot dog is just a vehicle for condiments anyway. I’m telling you, there is really nothing that exists in the animal flesh world of food that cannot be made just as tasty with plants, and this vegan carrot dog recipe proves it.

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What You Need
  • 8-10 organic carrots (size and shape described above)
  • 2 cups of water
Marinade
  • 2 Tablespoons liquid smoke
  • ¼ cup Bragg’s Aminos or Tamari sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup low sodium vegetable, not-chicken broth, or water
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup

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How to Do It
  1. Peel the carrots, shaping them with peeler to an even roundness. Trim the ends to fit your buns in length.
  2. Place about 2 cups of water in a skillet and heat to boiling; add carrots and cover, simmer along for 8-10 minutes or until carrots are fork tender. Do not overcook!
  3. While carrots are cooking, prepare your marinade by combining ingredients into a small bowl.
  4. When carrots have cooked sufficiently, immediately pour contents of pot into a colander and drain, then run cold water over carrots to stop the cooking process.
  5. Place carrots in an air-tight container large enough for all the carrots to lay flat (a zip style plastic freezer bag also works well). Place in refrigerator and allow carrots to marinate for 6-24 hours.
  6. Place carrots and a few tablespoons of marinade in a hot non-stick skillet, and cook, allowing marinade to caramelize the carrots and create a nice brown exterior coating.
  7. If you prefer, you can bake the carrot dogs in their marinade for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees, turning halfway through to brown evenly. OR you can grill them over low coals.
  8. Serve with your favorite sides and toppings
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