Carrots with Garlic and Yogurt


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This recipe is from A Taste of Turkish Cuisine by Nur Ilkin and Sheilah Kaufman.


Ingredients You'll Need

7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 pound carrots, peeled and coarsely grated
3 to 4 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup drained yogurt (start with 3 cups of yogurt, place in a cheesecloth-lined colander, and let sit at room temperature for about 4 hours)
2 teaspoons Aleppo pepper or paprika
Olives, optional


Directions

This recipe is from A Taste of Turkish Cuisine by Nur Ilkin and Sheilah Kaufman.


INGREDIENTS:


7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


1 medium onion, finely chopped


1 pound carrots, peeled and coarsely grated


3 to 4 garlic cloves


1/2 teaspoon salt


1 cup drained yogurt (start with 3 cups of yogurt, place in a cheesecloth-lined colander, and let sit at room temperature for about 4 hours)


2 teaspoons Aleppo pepper or paprika


Olives, optional


DIRECTIONS:


1. In a 3-quart pot, heat 5 tablespoons of the oil and sauté the onions, stirring over medium heat for 5 minutes. Do not let them brown or burn.


2. Add the carrots, stirring to mix well, and continue cooking for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.


3. Crush the garlic and salt with a mortar and pestle. Place the cooled carrots in a large bowl and add the drained yogurt and the garlic mixture. Mix well and place in a serving dish.


3. Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the paprika and drizzle in a design over the top of the carrots. Decorate with olives if desired. Serve at room temperature or chilled.


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