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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

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
20 min.2 hours 12 min.2 hours 32 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, covered.
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1 Confit of carrots with bacon : Photo of step #1Prepare the stock by dissolving 2 chicken stock cubes in 1 litre water (hot).

Set aside.
3 min.
2 Confit of carrots with bacon : Photo of step #2Peel, rinse and dry 1 kg carrots.

Prepare and chop 1 onion.
10 min.
3 Confit of carrots with bacon : Photo of step #3Use 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.
10 min.
4 Confit of carrots with bacon : Photo of step #4You can use cured ham as well as, or instead of, the bacon.
5 Confit of carrots with bacon : Photo of step #5After 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).
2 min.
6 Confit of carrots with bacon : Photo of step #6Wrap each carrot in a strip of bacon or ham and pack tightly in the bottom of the casserole. 5 min.
7 Confit of carrots with bacon : Photo of step #7Pour enough stock over to just cover the carrots. 2 min.
8 Confit of carrots with bacon : Photo of step #8Cook 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.
2 hours
9 Confit of carrots with bacon : Photo of step #9Serve with potato purée, for example, and pour a little of the reduced cooking stock over the top.

Remarks

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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
238232 gr91 gr210 gr
119 %12 %9 %32 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
971 gr4 gr9 gr
5 %1 %<1 %1 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
5958 gr22 gr52 gr
30 %3 %2 %8 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories 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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