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Carrots su-age

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 4
Carrots su-age
(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
1

Fill a medium pot, preferably cast iron, with enough oil to come up the sides 2 to 3 inches. Heat the oil over medium high heat until a thermometer inserted reads 325 degrees.

2

Add a small handful of carrot shavings to the oil. They will sizzle and within a minute begin to cook. The carrots are done when the vapor bubbles have quieted down.

3

Drain the fried carrots well on paper towels; they will crisp as they dry. Repeat with the remaining shavings, checking the temperature of the oil between each batch.

4

Handle the shavings with care, as they will be brittle. Serve plain, or with a little salt.

If possible, shave the carrots using a mandoline for more of a “chip-like” shape.

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