This tasty side dish brings out the best in carrots to create a memorable main dish pairing.
3 pounds carrots, sliced 1/4 inch thick on the diagonal
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Kosher salt and black pepper
How to Make It
Prepare the Carrots In a large skillet, combine the carrots, syrup, butter, 1/3 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Cook the Carrots Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring once, until the carrots are tender and the liquid has reduced to a glaze, 12 to 15 minutes. (If the carrots are tender before the liquid has thickened, uncover, increase heat to medium-high, and cook until the liquid forms a glaze.)
So this is how you make them! And who'da though they would be so easy? I've been looking for a recipe for sweet carrots for years now but all the recipes I came across turned out bland, mushy and the sauce was to thin. I can eat carrots now! Thanks so much, this is an EXCELLENT recipe, and just the way it is too, no changes - excellent.
This recipe has become my go-to veggie side for my increasingly picky boyfriend. I boil the carrots for 10 minutes in salted water like a previous reviewer said and I also add a bit of fresh ground nutmeg and a sprinkle of ground ginger. I really enjoy them.
These carrots were really good. I made them just as the recipe said. It's so hard to find good vegetable recipes. My father-in-law really liked them. Were quite easy to do. It took more like 20 minutes for the glaze to form and the carrots to cook adequately, though. But the maple syrup was a very nice addition. I will definitely make this dish again.
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