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Classic Glazed Carrots

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Serves four to six.

You can use brown sugar instead of white, but in that case, omit the herbs.

  • 1-1/2 lb. carrots (about 8), peeled and trimmed 
  • About 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt; more as needed
  • 1-1/2 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, chervil, or chives (optional)

Cut the carrots in half lengthwise. Holding your knife at a sharp angle, cut the carrot halves into 2-inch lengths to make diamond shapes; try to make all the pieces the same size so they cook evenly. Put the carrots in a 10- to 12-inch sauté pan (they should be almost in a single layer) and add enough water to come halfway up the sides of the carrots. Add the butter, sugar, and salt, and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover the pan with the lid slightly askew, reduce the heat to medium high and cook at a steady boil, shaking the pan occasionally, until the carrots are tender but not soft (a paring knife should enter a carrot with just a little resistance), 12 to 14 min. Uncover and continue to boil until the liquid evaporates and forms a syrup. Shake the pan and roll the pieces around to evenly glaze the carrots. Taste and add a pinch more salt if necessary. Toss with the fresh herbs, if you like, and serve.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : based on six servings; Calories (kcal): 90; Fat (g): 4; Fat Calories (kcal): 40; Saturated Fat (g): 2.5; Protein (g): 1; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1; Carbohydrates (g): 14; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): 360; Cholesterol (mg): 10; Fiber (g): 3;

Photo: Sarah Jay

These were very easy and tasted great. I used brown sugar and a tiny pinch of cumin. My kids LOVED them.... probably too much. Easy and good = good ratings :)

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