Confit of carrots with bacon

Confit of carrots with bacon
As with any confit, these carrots are cooked long and slow. This is done in the oven in chicken stock, with the carrots rolled in a strip of bacon or cured ham that has been lightly fried.
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Last modified on: April 16th 2017

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Stage 1 - 3 min.
Confit of carrots with bacon
Prepare the stock by dissolving 2 chicken stock cubes in 1 litre water (hot).

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Confit of carrots with bacon
Peel, rinse and dry 1 kg carrots.

Prepare and chop 1 onion.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Confit of carrots with bacon
Use a large casserole or pan that can go both on the hob and in the oven. Put on medium heat and pour in 1 tablespoon olive oil.

When hot, lightly brown 250 g belly (streaky) bacon (cut into thin rashers) on both sides.

Do this in batches and set aside. You will need one rasher of bacon (or slice of ham) per carrot.

Stage 4
Confit of carrots with bacon
You can use cured ham as well as, or instead of, the bacon.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Confit of carrots with bacon
After frying the bacon, add 3 tablespoons olive oil and the chopped onion. Salt and pepper, then leave to cook for 2 or 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

Turn off the heat.

Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Confit of carrots with bacon
Wrap each carrot in a strip of bacon or ham and pack tightly in the bottom of the casserole.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Confit of carrots with bacon
Pour enough stock over to just cover the carrots.

Stage 8 - 2 hours
Confit of carrots with bacon
Cook in the oven for one and a half to two hours (or longer), until the carrots are soft, melting even.

Take the lid off after the first hour to allow the stock to reduce a little.

Stage 9
Confit of carrots with bacon
Serve with potato purée, for example, and pour a little of the reduced cooking stock over the top.
Please note that if you are using cured ham instead of bacon, it may well be even saltier, so do be cautious with the seasoning - taste to make sure.
Several days in the fridge, covered.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,382 Kcal or 9,973 Kj32 gr91 gr210 gr
119 %12 %9 %32 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
97 Kcal or 406 Kj1 gr4 gr9 gr
5 %1 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
596 Kcal or 2,495 Kj8 gr23 gr53 gr
30 %3 %2 %8 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 2.88 €
  • Per person : 0.72 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Green parsley tahini sauce, Leek and potato soup, Pizza dough, Nonettes, Blackcurrant liqueur, ... All
CarrotCarrot: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sausage and lentils "en cocotte", Provençal braised carrots, How to slow cook meat, Baked Mont d'Or with diced mixed vegetables, Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup, ... All
Belly (streaky) baconBelly (streaky) bacon: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Larded pork tenderloin, Boulangère potatoes, Involtini-Style Filet Mignon , Potato wallets, Hamburgers, ... All
Chicken stock cubeChicken stock cube: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Du Barry soup, Red rice pannequets, Don't add a stock cube whole, Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or, Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole), ... All
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