I am making thirschfeld's Glazed Carrots with Braised Bibb Lettuce.
The carrots came with beautiful tops, it seems a shame to
discard them. How can I use them?
Never worked with carrot tips per se, however have done this w turnip greens - sautéed w garlic and finish w a bit of lemon juice! Also, could put into a lovely soup at the lastBit so still nice and bright
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I'd be hesitant to use them other than as a tiny garnish, in light of an article I read in The New York Times several years ago that carrot tops contain a substance that is toxic to humans. ;o) Here's the link: http://topics.blogs.nytimes...
Thanks Jain Silver, I think I'll try sauteing them.
AJ, thank you, just read the article and decided to discard the beautiful greens.
I do not want to take a chance.
glad you didn't follow my advise- just read the article myself :/
Huh. Went googling for more info and here's Harold McGee and his (differing) opinion http://dinersjournal.blogs...
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I have a recipe for carrot top tea in the Pooh Cook Book but don't plan to use it. Scared off...makes good compost, no controversy there.
If they're fresh and bright, you can garnish with them, or put them in a vase.... appreciate the generous and conflicted -- for humans -- bounty of nature. Similar, check out rhubarb greens.
Compost! I had a terrible incident with carrot tops several years ago. I made the recipe, ate it with my husband and I was fine. He however, needed to get his stomach pumped at the hospital.
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