These carrots couldn’t be easier to make and the glaze is so good you could drink it…
Just really good comfort food. This is always how my mom and grandma would slice their carrots so it brings me back to childhood. It’s always good to feel like a carefree kid again, isn’t it?
PREP THE CARROTS:
Bring about 2 inches of water to a boil in a saucepan fitted with a steamer basket.
You need 1 pound of carrots (after they have been peeled). I used 5 medium to large carrots and, after peeling them, it was just about right.
Peel the carrots, then slice them into 1/4″ slices. I typically try to slice them at 1/2″ intervals at the small end and 1/4″ intervals at the larger end to even out the thickness. This helps them cook at about the same rate.
When the water comes to a boil, turn the heat down to medium-low and add all the sliced carrots into the steamer basket. Cover and cook for about 5-6 minutes, give them a stir, and then cook them about 5 minutes more until they are fairly tender with a slight bite to them (you don’t want mushy carrots!). Remove the carrots from the heat while you start the glaze. Make Ahead You can peel and slice the carrots several days ahead of time (3-4 days) and store them in a zip-top bag or airtight container. You can also steam the carrots up to 24 hours ahead. Simply plunge them into an ice bath to stop the cooking process after steaming them. When they are cooled completely, drain them well and store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Take them out of the fridge when you prepare your glaze before serving.
Melt 3 TBSP of butter in a medium to large saute pan over medium-low heat. When the butter is melted, stir in 3 TBSP honey until it is well combined with the butter. Add in the steamed carrots and toss them to coat well. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently and then add in a pinch of salt and 1 TBSP brown sugar. Cook another 5 minutes or so giving them a stir once in a while.
Remove them from the heat to a serving dish. The carrots will soak up a bit more glaze as they cool. Use a slotted spoon to serve or serve in bowls/ ramekins so the glaze doesn’t spread all over your serving plates!
THE COST: An AMAZING total of $1.53 to make these carrots… which puts them at just 38 cents per person! WOOHOO!
I served these carrots with my Slow Cooker Honey-Barbecue Pulled Pork and Mini Honey-Cornbread Muffins, but you can serve them with anything you like! They are a great addition to any comfort food meal or a sweet addition to any savory meal! Kiddos and adults alike will LOVE these!
Happy Economical Eating! ~Jenna