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

Keywords for this recipe:CarrotsConfitBaconMash potatoesSlow cooking
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Step by step recipe


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

Prepare and chop 1 onion.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Confit of carrots with bacon : Photo of step #3
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 : Photo of step #4
You can use cured ham as well as, or instead of, the bacon.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Confit of carrots with bacon : Photo of step #5
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 : Photo of step #6
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 : Photo of step #7
Pour enough stock over to just cover the carrots.

Stage 8 - 2 hours
Confit of carrots with bacon : Photo of step #8
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 : Photo of step #9
Serve 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.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, covered.
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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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Italian Meringue, Turnip top soup, Mushroom velouté, Quick chicken curry, Praline, ... All
CarrotCarrot: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Coleslaw, Spaghetti Bolognese, Creamy risotto with vegetables , Roast in the bag pork with fondant vegetables., Cured Pork Belly With Lentils, ... All
Belly (streaky) baconBelly (streaky) bacon: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Cassoulet, Stuffed pumpkin gratin, Bacon and cabbage omelette, Potato wallets, Rabbit terrine, ... All
Chicken stock cubeChicken stock cube: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Turnip and Jerusalem artichoke soup, Pilau rice, Creamy risotto with vegetables , Du Barry soup, Red rice pannequets, ... All
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