This simple, easy to follow, short taking time – only more or less 15 minutes-, homemade recipe of Candied Carrots will give you soft and tasty Candied Carrots you’ll ever have! With brown sugar varnish and butter for the Candied Carrots will make the right appetizer for any member in your family. Do try!!
When the carrots are still raw, the raw carrots are lightly sweet. If you want to sweeten the raw carrots, you can varnish them with brown sugar, honey, white sugar or maple syrup. When you finish varnishing them, your raw carrots will become Candied Carrots because they are already coated by sugar varnish and make the carrots sweeter and more delectable.
You may have your candied carrots for special events, holidays and simply for weekday lunch or weeknight dinner and you can make Candied Carrots easily and rapidly at home in just 15 minutes.
Making varnished carrots are not that difficult and quick because you don’t need to preheat the oven to roast the carrots. It takes only 10 minutes to cook it on the stove top. Later, if you have some leftover of your Candied Carrots, it is possible to reheat the varnished carrots before you serve them.
The varnished carrots are placed in a microwave-safe serving ware and you must stir the varnished carrots with the sweet varnish before you reheat them. And then, in the microwave, for just 1 minute, the varnished carrots are reheated. It is also possible to reheat the varnished carrots on the stove using a large frying pan if there is no microwave at home.
You may also use crock pot or slow cooker to make Candied Carrots at home. All you have to do is, mix all the ingredients together and you cook them for more or less 2 hours.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO MAKE YOUR OWN CANDIED CARROTS AT HOME?
First of all, you need to prepare some ingredients such as baby carrots, unsalted butter, white sugar or brown sugar, ground black pepper, parsley and salt. And then, the baby carrots are boiled in hot water for more or less 5 minutes until they become soft.
After that, the carrots are caramelized in the large frying pan. The sugar is put into the large frying pan, so each carrot is well-varnished with the sweetness from the white sugar or brown sugar.
Next, the butter is put into the large frying pan, and then the varnish is made by mixing the butter and sugar and seasoning with salt and ground black pepper.
Finally, the boiled carrots are put into the large frying pan and they are cooked until they are well-varnished. Try your best not to overcook the carrots because the carrots will keep being cooked on the large frying pan even after you transfer it from the heat.
ANOTHER WAY TO MAKE YOUR OWN CANDIED CARROTS AT HOME
This time, you will use honey as the sweetener. Prepare all the ingredients such as 1 lb of baby carrots, 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, ¼ cup of chopped parsley, freshly ground of black pepper and some salt.
Prepare a medium saucepan and some water. The water is brought to a boil in the medium saucepan. Put the salt and carrots in the medium saucepan and they are cooked until they become soft. Dry out the carrots and put them back into the medium saucepan with butter, honey and lemon juice.
For 5 minutes, they are cooked until all of the carrots are varnished. And finally, the carrots are seasoned with salt and pepper and they are beautifully decorated with the chopped parsley. It’s very easy and simple, right? So, there is no reason not to make your own Candied Carrots at home.
HOW MANY CALORIES PER SERVING?
These Candied Carrots have only 202 calories per serving.
WHAT MEALS TO SERVE WITH CANDIED CARROTS?
Since Candied Carrots are appetizers, some other meals such as Skillet Garlic Butter Steak, Cajun Chicken, Lemon Butter Swai Fish, and One Pot Pasta can be served together with Candied Carrots for more complete weekday lunch or weeknight dinner.
COURSE : APPETIZER
CUISINE : INTERNATIONAL
KEYWORD : CANDIED CARROTS
PREP TIME : 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME : 10 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME : 15 MINUTES
SERVINGS : 3 PEOPLE
CALORIES : 202 CALORIES
- 1 lb of baby carrots
- 3 tablespoons of brown sugar or white sugar
- 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 3 dashes of ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of chopped parsley
- ¼ teaspoon or up to your taste of salt
- Prepare a pot of water. And then, the pot of water is brought to a boil and the baby carrots are cooked for 5 minutes. Dry them out and put them aside.
- Prepare a large frying pan and the butter. And then, the large frying pan with butter is heated up on medium to low heat while the carrots are being cooked. When the butter is already melted, the brown sugar is put into the large frying pan and they are stirred to mix properly.
- Next, the carrots are also put into the large frying pan and they are seasoned with salt and black pepper. For several minutes, they are cooked until they are well-varnished. The parsley is put into the large frying pan and they are mixed properly. Dish them out. Now, your Homemade Candied Carrots are ready and quickly serve your Homemade Candied Carrots.