Not only are these carrots in a hot dog bun a great prank, but they're also full of flavor and taste great.
4 large carrots
4 hot dog buns
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon tomato paste
3 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 clove crushed garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon melted vegan butter
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
1/4 cup water from boiled carrots
Dash of red pepper flakes
Wasabi mayo (1/2 cup mayo mixed with 2 tablespoons wasabi paste)
Diced white onion
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Bring a medium pot of water to boil, add carrots and boil for 8 to 9 minutes, or until they feel slightly tender when poked with a fork. Drain carrots, reserving 1/4 cup of carrot water.
In a large bowl, add all marinade ingredients and stir until well mixed.
Place the drained, boiled carrots in a large zip-top bag with the marinade. Allow to marinate for 24 hours. Gently shake the bag every once in awhile to ensure each carrot gets marinated.
Grill the carrots for about 4 minutes on each side, or until they look nicely charred. If using a nonstick pan instead of grill, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil first.
Toast hot dog buns, place carrot dogs in each, and add preferred toppings.