Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sweet Glazed Carrots

Are there certain vegetables and/or fruits that you like cooked, but not raw?  Or, enjoy raw but not cooked?  Maybe I am the only one. There are certain vegetables I will eat raw but just prefer cooked, including carrots.  Carrots are ok raw, but I LOVE them cooked.  Same with celery.  Now if you go glazing things up with some goodness, carrots get even BETTER!

These are just an easy side dish I have been making for a long time.  I use them mostly for holidays or special occassions but who says you can't have them more often than that?  I mean, if anyone can take beautiful, healthful carrots and make them bad for you, I can.  We established that long ago.  Hey, I am not necessarily proud, but in this case, I am dang thankful!

I was sure if I slathered some veggies up in sweetness and butter I could get hubs to eat them.  No go.  He declines them, with the most refined manners, every, single, time.  Secretly I am glad, because it means more for me.  So although these are a very easy side dish, I decided to share them anyway, we are all at different cooking levels and I think that anything that is this good, and this easy, should be a staple in your recipe collection!

These carrots are steamed or boiled to perfection, not mushy, not crunchy but tender on the outside with a WEE bite on the inside.  Then glazed with fabulous, simple ingredients that will make your company think you are a master in the kitchen!  I always top mine with a little chopped green onion!

Here is what you need:
1lb carrots, chunked (or I used a 1lb bag of baby carrots)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp honey
1 green onion/scallion chopped for garnish (optional, could use parsely or chives as well)

Place carrots in a medium saucepan.  Fill with water, add some salt, and bring to a boil.  After they begin to boil, keep boiling for 3-5 minutes.  This really depends on how you like them, so go longer if you like a softer carrot. Drain.  Put carrots back in the saucepan and add in brown sugar, butter and honey.  Toss until coated and continue to stir over medium heat for 2 minutes.  The sugar will be disolved and the glaze will be smooth.  Pour into a serving dish and top with chopped green onions/scallions

Enjoy these little bites of sweet goodness, and make sure to make extra, trust me, you will need them!!!

Your "sweet carrots, YES PLEASE" chefwannabe


  1. Hi Chris! Thank you for joining us last week for Our Little family Adventure's Friday Facebook Community Link Party. You have a great site and we'd love you to join us today and every Friday for the event. Please stop by and post one of your recipes, stories, etc.

  2. I absolutely love glazed carrots!! Awesome recipe!