Confit of carrots with bacon

Step by step recipe:

  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.
  2. 10 min.Confit of carrots with bacon : Photo of step #2
    Peel, rinse and dry 1 kg carrots.

    Prepare and chop 1 onion.
  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.
  4. Confit of carrots with bacon : Photo of step #4
    You can use cured ham as well as, or instead of, the bacon.
  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).
  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.
  7. 2 min.Confit of carrots with bacon : Photo of step #7
    Pour enough stock over to just cover the carrots.
  8. 2 hoursConfit 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.
  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.

Source:

Home made.

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