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I haven't posted a recipe since before the holidays, so it's time to get started again.  Here's a nice, simple recipe for carrots, which have suddenly become my favourite vegetable (it's a long story).

I also take recipe requests.  :-)

 

Glazed Carrots

(Terence and Caroline Conran -- The Cook Book)

  • 1 1/2 lb. (700 g) young carrots
  • Salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 stick (55 g) butter

Scrape the carrots or peel thinly with a potato peeler and cook in boiling salted water until just tender.  Drain off all but about 2 tablespoons of the cooking water.  Add the sugar and let it dissolve over a gentle heat.  Add the butter and let the sugar and butter mixture cook faster until it starts to brown, rolling the carrots and shaking them until they are nicely coated.  They will be sweet and succulent and have a good flavour.

Serves 6

 

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rileyc
Feb. 10th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
Do you use table sugar? I haven't tried it that way, using brown sugar instead. Wonder if there's a difference in the taste?
aswanargent
Feb. 11th, 2006 12:47 pm (UTC)
I've used table sugar. Brown sugar sounds great, though. I'll try it that way the next time I fix these. Thanks for the suggestion! :-)
looneyluna
Feb. 10th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
Yummy! Those sound great. I'm going to have to add that to my cooking repetoire.
aswanargent
Feb. 11th, 2006 12:48 pm (UTC)
I saw the post where you said you wanted recipes. Anything specific?
jenni_snake
Feb. 11th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
Who WRITES these recipes???
"scrape the carrots or peel thinly... cook in salted water until just tender... cook faster, rolling the carrots and shaking them until they are nicely coated... They will be sweet and succulent and have a good flavour..."

*dies*
aswanargent
Feb. 12th, 2006 12:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
You have a problem with the recipe? I'd like to say more, but not in public.


jenni_snake
Feb. 12th, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
No, no, not problem exactly. That was more a 'dies laughing'... except that it wasn't exactly, entirely from laughing... (reiterates: scraping, rolling, shaking... as well as sweetness, succulence and good flavour...)

(Oh dear, is that icon meant as castigation? *worries*)
aswanargent
Feb. 13th, 2006 09:02 am (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
Re the icon: I suppose it all depends on where things go next.
jenni_snake
Feb. 13th, 2006 10:17 am (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
Stop with the icons! ;-)
aswanargent
Feb. 13th, 2006 10:25 am (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
*thumbs nose at Jen*

*chooses another suggestive icon*
jenni_snake
Feb. 13th, 2006 11:19 am (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
wah!!!
aswanargent
Feb. 13th, 2006 10:42 am (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
Erk! Maybe that last icon was a bad idea. Désolée!
jenni_snake
Feb. 13th, 2006 11:21 am (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
It definitely was...

This one works a bit better.

Have you got one that's along the lines of 'semi-dysfunctional and getting nowhere fast' or 'going around in cricles til both parties go mad'? That would be excellent. :-S
aswanargent
Feb. 13th, 2006 11:31 am (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
I don't, but obviously I need to find one. Text, do you suppose? A picture? I have no idea what would work best to communicate the sentiment.

Btw, Silvio gets my vote hands down in the "Delusions of Grandeur" category. Did you hear about the comparison he made? It needs to get posted at WA; I'll have to find time today for Angie to do it.
jenni_snake
Feb. 13th, 2006 11:58 am (UTC)
Re: Who WRITES these recipes???
Perhaps we'll get some interesting ones from tomorrow and the day after... and what with Tavi's Super-Secret-Source-for-Photos, we should have them in no time!

I did not hear Silvo's latest... but I will now concede one thing about Vlad: it is a combover. *sighs*
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