Fried Shoestring Carrots

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Barb G.

A fun snack as an alternative to french fries. Good served hot with ranch-style dressing as a dipping sauce.

Top Review by Wineaux

Fun recipe! Can't wait til Easter, when I will make this and cook as little nests to top with creamed peas! Until then, though, we can enjoy them as the recipe is written. Thanks for posting!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, whisk flour, water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until smooth; Stir in carrots.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the remaining salt, cayenne and pepper and set aside.
  3. In an electric skillet or deep-fat-fryer heat oil to 375 degrees. Drop spoonfuls of carrot mixture, a few at a time, into hot oil.
  4. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.
  5. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with reserved seasoning mixture.
  6. Note: As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.

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