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When Roomie gave me the veggie loot to repurpose, i had a good time making scalloped turnips and a great time eating (not cleaning) the artichokes… the last remaining item in her loot was a massive load of carrots.
Immediately upon washing the carrots, i knew i wanted to make glazed carrots. Its a simple and tasty way to get in those beta carotenes (i dont even know how i knew that!). Its simple enough to put together when you need a quick side dish that healthy and will likely please all palettes.
1 lb of carrots (washed, peeled and sliced on the bias)
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
Optional: sprinkle of sat and pepper
Once I peeled and sliced all my carrots, i placed them in the steamer for 20 minutes to get them nice and soft (and to reduce the cooking time). When the carrots were crisp tender, I melted my butter in a cast iron skillet. I think for this recipe, a heavy skillet is helpful since it stays on for a while… and you dont want to ruin your cookware (heaven forbid!)
When the butter was completely melted, i threw in the carrots and kept them over a medium heat.
and then added the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. I tossed to coat and then let it do its thing for 20-25 minutes.
I came back periodically to stir it. When it was done it had a lovely thick syrup and some caramelization.
It was a delectable side dish, One that I think will be on the table this Thanksgiving (whether my mother likes it or not!)