Preserving root vegetables is a great way to enrich them with a variety of delicious and seasonal flavors. The earthiness of curry goes well with any pickled root vegetable and it somehow seemed fitting for autumn
Kevin West's simple, spicy carrots were inspired by the many taco stands scattered across Los Angeles, where West lives. He uses the tangy, crunchy carrots as a complement for tacos, and also as an ingenious substitute for bacon in a club sandwich.
Carrot pickles? For sure! You can do this recipe in minutes using one (or fewer) carrots or easily make even more. Fermented carrots are sweet (from the veg) and sour (from fermenting) and are great on their own, as condiments or added to a dish.
In this video post, I show you how to cold pack jars for pickling and how to make a basic brine. I'll walk you through the process of canning these delicious cumin-spiked pickled carrots from start to finish using a water bath canner.