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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Carmelized Carrots

This is a most excellent side dish. Simple. Quick. Mostly healthy. And it makes preschoolers eat their vegetables!

For two adult servings, you need:

1 Bunch carrots (~4 medium size) cleaned and sliced in rounds
1 T. Butter, divided
1 heaping teaspoon brown sugar

1) Warm 1/2 T. butter in pan over low heat. When melted, add carrots. Stir gently until carrots are well coated with butter.

2) Add second half of butter and brown sugar. Again, stir until carrots are evenly coated. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes or until just tender.

3) Remove lid and cook until sugar/butter mix thickens and is no longer runny, about 1-2 minutes.

Don't overcook these! You want them to be tender, but not soft.

The natural sweetness of the carrots is highlighted by the sugar, but not overpowered.

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