I would take the word “spicy” with a big, coarse grain of salt. They are not at all spicy, using only a 1/2 teaspoon of hot pepper flakes for 5 pounds of carrots. I halved the recipe and kept the pepper flakes at the same amount and it is still not very spicy. Having said that, I ADORE this recipe and will definitely be making it again. I could eat a whole jar of these in an afternoon. They make a great snack, or as an element within a plough man’s lunch or charcuterie board. They also add a nice note of acidic brightness as a side to a slow cooked stew or braised meat. We have a couple of jars left and I’ll be sad when they are all gone.
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