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Spiced Carrot Frites with Curry Mayo

Spicy, fragrant, and warming. This dish is super easy and perfect on a cold winter day. Serve it up as a side dish, a snack or a lunch.

Spiced Carrot Ingredients:

  • 1 Bunch Petite Carrots, sliced in half length-wise
  • Pinch of each: cinnamon, nutmeg (freshly grated), ground ginger
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Curry Mayo:

  • 1 Cup  Mayo
  • 2 tsp Curry Powder

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. Line a sheet pan with foil.
  3. In a mixing bowl, toss carrots in oil. Add spices, salt, and pepper, and toss again to coat. This is a very lightly seasoned dish but feel free to add as much or as little spice as you’d like. You could even add a pinch of cayenne for some heat.
  4. Place carrots on sheet pan in a single layer and place in the pre-heated oven.
  5. Roast for 15 minutes then flip carrots over to roast for 15 minutes longer, until they’re slightly browned. Pierce with a fork to check for done-ness. They should be soft but not mush!
  6. While carrots are roasting you can whip up the curry mayo. This is extremely easy and takes only a matter of minutes! Start by measuring out 2 tsp of curry powder. In a small non-stick skillet, toast the curry powder on the stove top over medium heat for about a minute and a half. Move spices around with a wooden spoon to ensure spices toast evenly. Toasting the curry powder activates natural oils in the spices,  enhancing flavor and aroma. Trust me, just smelling the difference will have you hooked on this method!
  7. Once your curry powder is toasted, transfer to a small bowl. Wait a few minutes for the powder to cool back to room temperature before adding mayo.
  8. Mix mayo and curry powder to a smooth even consistency.

Serve frites immediately with curry mayo on the side for dipping.

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