July 24, 2018

Carrot Dog

Correct people! This is a hand-carved carrot dog. A carrot dog is a hot dog made out of a carrot. It’s made by par boiling the carrot then marinating overnight in liquid smoke flavour and a bit of soy and vegetable stock powder.

Carving a carrot into a hot dog shape is not as easy as it sounds. I can hear you laughing, but trust me carving a carrot so it has rounded ends takes a bit of skill. You also have to carve down the thick end so it’s uniform in width like a real hot dog if you want to do this properly.

The final result wasn’t smokey enough but the texture was surprisingly similar to a hot dog. Combine that with my precision hand carving skills, dowse in ketchup mustard and crispy onion sprinkles and you’ve something pretty close to a real hot dog. Obviously a carrot dog is loads better than a real hot dog which is made from… well… who knows what a real hot dog is made from.


  • Carrots, hand carved into a hot dog shape
  • Hicks liquid smoke
  • A teaspoon of vegetable stock powder
  • A dash of soy sauce
  • Hot dog buns
  • Fried onion sprinkles
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard


  1. Carve your carrots into hot dog shape.
  2. Par boil for 10 – 15 minutes.
  3. Place in a container in the fridge with the marinate and marinate overnight.
  4. Prepare your buns.
  5. Cook your dogs on a griddle to get char lines.
  6. Combine and squirt your ketchup and mustard into Instagram friendly zig zags, and sprinkle with the fried onion bits.

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