Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sweetest Carrots


Do you want a sweet carrot side dish, but not all the fat and processed sugars that most recipes call for? Try this!

You can adapt this recipe to feed one, two or twenty people.


Orange juice
Raw sugar
Sliced, organic, fresh carrots


This is so easy, anybody can do it! Basically, your goal is to cook the carrots to suit your taste - so they may be soft enough in 25 minutes or it could be 35 or more. Just keep a fork handy to test how soft your carrots become and you'll know when you're done.

Slice carrots into similarly-sized discs. Now, boil them in a covered pot for 20-25 minutes. You want them to be sort-of al dente at this point.

Now, I switched my carrots into my trusty cast iron skillet so that the carrot discs don't overlap, but form one layer in the skillet.

Add orange juice just to under the rim of the carrots. Add a little water so the liquid goes over the carrots. Sprinkle 1-3 T raw sugar on top.

Boil 5-15 minutes, depending on your taste and how long it takes for the liquid to evaporate and soak into the carrots. Stir as often as you like.


You can cook 2 carrots or 2 bags of carrots. Just follow the instructions and add 1-3 T raw sugar per every 3 carrots. Of course, I recommend starting with 1 T and working your way up. You can always add a little at the end if it's not sweet enough - but you can't take it away.

These are melt-in-your-mouth-fantastic!

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