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Glazed Baby Carrots

Glazed baby carrots side dish

Add some glazed baby carrots to your plate for the perfect side dish combo

My little girl, Milly, would eat every one of these fabulous glazed carrots if I would give her the chance. I think she thinks they are candy on her plate. With all the shiny glaze and the gorgeous bright orange of the carrot, they certainly look like candy!

As with many veggies, carrots provide an excellent source of antioxidants. They’re naturally sweet, meaning you can add sweetness to your recipes without having to use sugar as you would otherwise. That natural sweetness is one reason why carrot cakes work so well and taste so good (I also have a recipe for a delicious carrot cake).

Carrots are surprisingly easy to grow, even with the picky soil you find around the south. I’ve written up a beginners guide to growing carrots here. I highly recommend trying it as a simple entry-level gardening exercise!

This recipe pairs extremely well with the recipe for Roasted Asparagus I posted earlier. Not only do the taste and textures combine to make an awesome nutritious side dish, but the green of the asparagus and the orange of the carrots play off each other so beautifully. Hey, presentation is a part of being a good cook too! Take this combo to your family’s Easter get together to really turn some heads. The carrots, along with the asparagus, travel extremely well. No need for a fancy heated dish, just cover and reheat when the time is right!

Glazed baby carrots side dish

Glazed Baby Carrots

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. baby carrots
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in large sauce pan.  Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  Pour carrots into pan.  Drizzle the remaining oil on top of carrots.

  2. Heat pan on high heat until sizzling.  Reduce to medium-low heat.  Add brown sugar to carrots.  Mix with a wooden spoon until carrots are tender.  Add a pinch of salt and serve.

6 responses to “Glazed Baby Carrots”

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  4. These look delicious!! I love that it’s an easy recipe, too.

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