Saturday, April 11, 2009

Baked Carrots

Once, for a dinner party, I searched everywhere for a unique carrot recipe. I wanted that orange color to go with the rest of what I had prepared. I finally found this one in my grandmother’s old cookbook. Each time I serve it for guests, they request the recipe.

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cups peeled, shredded carrots
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Melt butter in saucepan. Add onions and sauté for about 3 minutes. Add the carrots and stir, coating with butter and onion mixture.

Place in a baking dish (about 1 quart) Sprinkle with the salt and sugar. Sprinkle the water over them. Cover and bake at 350 F until they are tender (about 30 minutes or so.)

I'm not sure what "shredded" meant, so I used a thin, matchstick slice on my mandolin, a bit thinner than the matchstick carrots you'd find already done in the supermarket. If you buy the already-prepared ones from the grocery store, just saute a bit longer before baking.

These are really good.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Sounds really good!