First, cut away the sides of the carrot so that both ends are pointed, forming an oval.
In one of the ends, make two diagonal incision of 3-4 mm each to remove a small wedge (as shown).
Set the chunk of carrot as prepared in step 3 onto its side and slice it to your desired thickness. Boil or microwave and use.
If you use these to garnish a thick potage soup, they will float. Try setting them on the surface as a garnish. So pretty!
Story Behind this Recipe
I thought of these around Girls Day, when I wanted to make something pretty and with a spring theme.
For Step 1: If the carrot slice is too thick, it's difficult to work with. So, if you want to make a lot of flower petals, it's better to make multiple petals instead of thinly slicing one large petal. For Step 4: The shape will hold better if you keep the petals firm and don't overcook them. I overcooked mine in the microwave and they turned out mushy...