Garnishing carrots curls and zigzags

Yield: 1 servings

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1. It is easiest to make the carrot curl when the vegetable is allowed to reach room temperature. To make the carrot curls, select a fat, uniformly tapered carrot and wash in cold water. Cut about ½ inch off the tip, or root end, of the vegetable.

2. Use a vegetable peeling knife (the swivel peelers work best.) and peel a strip the full length of the carrot. Creat a flat side on the carrot to prevent it from rolling around whn making the strips needed for the carrot curls. Hold the carrot steady in one hand, place the peeler flat against the top rounded side of the carrot and with an even pressure and quick stroke, run the peeler down the full length of the carrot, pushing the peeler away from you.

3. Continue with the peeler. Roll up the wide strips with your fingers and secure the curled strips by placing a toothpick through the rolled strip. Drop these rolled carrot curls into ice water and refrigerate for several hours to set the curl. Remove the toothpick prior to serving.

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Thread the carrot strips onto a toothpick in a zigzag style. Place the zigzag strips into ice water and refrigerate for several hours.

Remove toothpick prior to serving.

Origin: The Fine Art of Garnishing, by Jerry Crowley. Shared by: Sharon Stevens, Aug/95.

Submitted By SHARON STEVENS On 08-19-95

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