If you asked my kids what their favorite vegetable was they would answer with...GLAZED CARROTS! Or they might say caramelized (we really do use this word in our house) carrots or those yummy carrots or something along those lines.
We have been making glazed carrots forever...at least since before we had children which would seem like forever to them. You don't even need a recipe to make glazed carrots, just an understanding of how to make them. I am sure I learned the basics of making glazed carrots from my husband's family because they make them for every special meal and much to everyone's delight, if there is roasted meat, there are glazed carrots on the table alongside it.
The process is simple. Put carrots in the pan. Add water until about half full. Cover and simmer until tender. Then remove lid, drain any leftover water. Add butter and sugar and cook stirring often to caramelize.
You can make them more sweet or less sweet depending on how much sugar you use. I like a subtle sweetness and have found I like using about a tablespoon coconut sugar per pound of carrots. It is lower on the glycemic index than granulated sugar and the kids can't tell the difference.
Ingredients for 6-8 servings:
2 lb. carrots
2 T. butter
2 T. coconut sugar or granulated sugar
1. Peel and cut carrots to desired size. Bigger pieces will take longer to cook.
2. Add carrots to the pan then fill about half full with water. Cover and simmer until fork tender.
3. Remove lid and drain any leftover water. Add butter and sugar and cook over medium heat stirring often until sugar dissolves and carrots caramelize. Brown a little if you like, but be careful not to burn.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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