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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

South African Preserved Pickle Carrots

Carrots are believed to have originated in Afghanistan. Carrots are now a popular vegetable grown all over the world, in South Africa; carrots have been an important vegetable crop for centuries.


Carrots are grown all over South Africa cultivated in Stellenbosch, Johannesburg, East Rand, Pretoria, Greytown, Weenen and in the Reddersburg area in the Free State. The root is the edible part and the color of the roots varies from white, yellow, orange-yellow, light purple, deep red to deep violet.

Carrots are eaten fresh, processed, juiced and pickled. Preserved pickle carrots is an easy-to-follow delicious recipe.

South African Preserved Pickle Carrots


South African Preserved Pickle Carrots

Photo by JMacPherson Flickr
Ingredients:

1 mason jar, medium size ball with cover

 1 small bag of baby carrots

1 medium slice of fresh ginger

2 tablespoons mustard seeds

1 crushed clove of garlic

Enough white vinegar to cover carrots


Directions:

Sprinkle carrots with salt and add to the mason jar along with ginger, seeds and garlic. Cover with vinegar. Seal jar according to the ball instructions and let sit for at least two months before serving.

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