Here’s a way to dress up carrots so that they’d fit right in at The Ritz-Carlton Dining Room. And the best part is that these are so quick and easy that you can make them pretty much anytime that you have carrots (although, to be honest, carrots are so tasty we like them in most everything — especially shredded and used on sandwiches).
This recipe, if you can call it that, we pretty much made up, but don’t let that stop you from using it.
- 3 carrots
- 1 tsp unsalted butter
- 1 Tbs honey
Unfortunately, these days you probably need to search out a local honey seller as many “honeys” in the super market might not be honey, and could be from unsafe sources. Try checking your farmers market, looking for places that sell bee supplies, etc., and talking to the person who owns the hive. Then you’ll know you got the real deal (and you’ll help support your neighbor).
Wash and slice carrots. Yes, you probably need fresh carrots, so wash ’em up and slice into disks or whatever shape you think is best. Then place them in a small skillet.
Add butter. Put the butter in the pan, turn the heat to medium-low and cover. Stir occasionally and add a bit of water if needed. When carrots are tender, in about 10 minutes … .
Add honey. Put that tablespoon of honey in and stir. Partially cover and cook for about 5 minutes more.
Serve. These are no more difficult to make than just plain boiled carrots, but they taste as though you’ve really worked away in the kitchen. A win-win.
This makes a great side dish because you can serve it with the fanciest of meals. It would go well on Thanksgiving or Christmas, or even Valentine’s Day as a treat for your honey. We would give it five, but as we said above, there are so many ways to use carrots that we can’t say it’s the best. So four stars.