Fritzi Dog in Los Angeles has done the impossible...and they've done it three ways:
1. They've managed to get local Angelenos to set foot in the Third Street Farmer's Market—nudging past tourists at The Grove.
2. They've created a meatless hotdog without soy so that vegetarians like me can walk away without any problems. Trust me, soy hates my guts.
3. They've created a veggie dog that meat eaters can enjoy for the pure artistry and complex flavor...without comparing it to "the real thing".
Behold, the carrot dog!
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According to their website, the "carrot dog starts out as a whole, organic carrot that is whittled down into a hot-dog shape and cooked sous-vide for 18 hours in a blend of 26 spices. The end result is a hot dog-like consistency with a taste unlike anything you’ve tried."
Rarely do you see a carnivore joint putting so much thought into their vegetarian offerings. Yet the carrot dog is a masterpiece of take away food. I never want a tofu dog again. And I live with someone who doesn't want me to ever have one again.
It's incredible that after 18 hours sous-vide, the carrot still has texture. And I can't even begin to describe the flavor. It's not spicy, but it tastes like spices. It's worldly. Cultured. Intelligent. Yet it's just a fucking hotdog! Mind. Blown.
Okay, I'm done. I'll let the pictures say the rest...