When cooked, fresh carrots lend a sweet, slightly tangy flavor to dishes. They're also delicious raw. Here's how to prepare fresh carrots.
Note: You can use purchased peeled baby carrots as well. In that case, measure 3-1/2 cups baby carrots and follow the steps below.
Cook 1 pound carrots, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water until crisp-tender:
In a steamer cook 1 pound carrots until crisp-tender:
If cooked carrots conjure up memories of a mushy, flavorless side dish, let us show you how to cook carrots deliciously by roasting. Start by cutting cleaned and peeled carrots into two-inch pieces. Add carrots to a shallow roasting pan. Drizzle with oil and season as desired. I'm using salt and pepper. Roast carrots in a 425-degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until crisp tender, stirring a couple of times during cooking. When carrots reached desired doneness, serve them with a sprinkling Of fresh herbs if you like for a naturally sweet dish everyone will enjoy.