A plate of carrots.

Stir Fried Carrots

Summary: A quick an easy way to cook stir fried carrots that are bursting with flavour and way more interesting than the boiled mush that is the staple in the west. This Chinese recipe is fast to make and tastes great.

Ingredients for Stir Fried Carrots

  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 100 grams pork or bacon

Instructions for Stir Fried Carrots

Finely chop the carrots. You want to get it so fine as to look as if it was grated. However, resist the temptation to use a grater. Doing so will make the carrot watery and mushy. Chopping finely with a knife prevents the carrot from breaking up so it will cook nicely. Next coarsely chop the garlic. Don’t crush the garlic, just chop quickly. You will not actually be eating the garlic, it’s just for flavour. Then chop up the pork or bacon.

Start by frying the pork or bacon in a little oil. When browned, add the garlic and carrots. Fry quickly on a high heat until warmed through. Just a few minutes is enough. Salt to taste and serve.

5 min

Number of servings (yield): 2

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: Chinese

My rating: 5 stars: ★★★★★

photo by ccharmon