Sunday, June 13, 2010

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots ~ Potluck Sunday

Hi everyone I am so glad to be back in town and home. I really enjoy visiting with family but there truly is no place like home. I'm also glad to be back on track with my Sunday postings. Today I wanted to a recipe for one of my favorite side dishes, Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots.

This recipe is my absolute favorite way to prepare fresh carrots. Not only is this a tasty dish but it is also a frugal side dish because carrots are relatively inexpensive. For this recipe fresh carrots are steamed and then lightly simmered in a yummy buttery brown sugar glaze.

They're perfect along side any weeknight dinner, but yet fancy enough for any dinner party or holiday meal. These carrots are so shiny and pretty when they are finished. This is also a great way to get the kiddos to eat carrots. I hope you will give this recipe a try.
Your going to start by cleaning and peeling the carrots and cutting them into bite-size pieces. Or you can just use fresh baby carrots like I do. I find them on sale quite often. Steam 10 minutes in a vegetable steamer. Set the carrots aside to keep warm.

In a separate medium skillet melt the butter over low heat. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg or ginger. Simmer the mixture for about 1-2 minutes.


Add hot steamed carrots, stirring well to coat all the carrots. Simmer the mixture for just a couple minutes. Remove when the carrots are shiny. Place in pretty a serving dish.







Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Ingredients:
1 - lb. fresh baby carrots or
regular carrots cut into bite size pieces
4- tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
6 - tablespoons brown sugar
1 - teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 - teaspoon nutmeg or ginger
1/4 - teaspoon salt

Directions:
Clean carrots and cut into bite-size pieces. Steam 10 minutes in a vegetable steamer and set aside to keep warm.

In a medium skillet melt the butter over low heat. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg or ginger.

Simmer the mixture for a couple minutes (about 1-2 minutes) Add hot steamed carrots, stirring well to coat all the carrots evenly.

Remove when the carrots are shiny and well glazed and place in a serving dish.


14 comments:

☺lani☺ said... #

It's nice to see you back again with Potluck Sunday, I missed it last Sunday! Anyways, I haven't tried glazed carrots, looks yum! I'm bringing with me Chinese/Taiwanese Sticky Rice Dumplings. Have a great week ahead of you!

Michele said... #

I'm always looking for ways to do up veggies. These look delicious. Have fun visiting your new little niece.

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Jane said... #

Hi Tina,
Your carrots look great! I'm going to make them soon! I can never have enough veggie recipes.

Feel free to add your summer salad recipes to my new Linky!

http://makeaheadmealsforbusymoms.blogspot.com/2010/06/link-up-theme-issummer-salad.html

April said... #

I love glazed carrots. In the process of making Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits to bring to the potluck. Will post soon. :)

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said... #

I'm thinking of making Orange Chicken for dinner, so I'll bring some to your potluck too! =)

Hoosier Homemade said... #

Thanks so much for hosting! Thsoe carrots look really good!
~Liz

Alison Zulyniak said... #

Yummmm.... these are making my mouth water!!! I've made a version of these with honey rather brown sugar as well!!

I can bring some Borscht to the Pot Luck!!!
http://prairiestory.blogspot.com/2010/06/borscht.html

Discount Furniture Burbank said... #

I am a big fan of carrots. Never tried them glazed or with sugar. Interesting recipe, I will have to try it soon.

Amy said... #

I made this exact recipe last night (using nutmeg (since it gave the option of that or ginger) and holy moly these are delicious!!! I couldn't even control my-self! I had 2 helpings, and theeen I even ate what was left on my BOTH of my daughter's plates! I posted about it on my food blog if you'd like to see! http://thinspired1.blogspot.com/
(I linked your recipe page) This is now my favorite way to eat carrots and this recipe will definitely be on my monthly/weekly menu a lot! Thanks a bunch!!!

Jenna said... #

I made these tonight {with ginger} and they were SO good! Yum! I will most definitely be making them again.

Tanya said... #

Hi there, just wondering how long I would boil the carrots if I dont have a veggie steamer? Thanks :)

Jackie Godwin said... #

GLAZED STEAMED CARROTS WERE DELICIOUS.

Anonymous said... #

Delicious