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Butter-Glazed Carrots

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 10 mins Cook 8 mins
Butter-Glazed Carrots
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  water
  • 1  pound  carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick diagonal slices
  • 2  tablespoons  butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 - 2  teaspoons  dried tarragon or basil, crushed
  •  Salt
  •  Ground black pepper
Directions

1. In a 2- to 2-1/2-quart saucepan bring the water to boiling. Add the carrots and cook, covered, in the boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes or until carrots are just tender; drain off water.

2. Add butter and tarragon to the saucepan. Stir until combined; if necessary, heat over low heat to melt butter completely. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes 4 servings.

From the Test KitchenMicrowave directions:
  • In a microwave-safe baking dish or casserole combine carrots and 1/4 cup water. Cover and microwave on 100-percent power (high) for 7 to 9 minutes or until carrots are just tender, stirring once. Drain off water. Add butter and tarragon to the baking dish. Stir until combined; if necessary, microwave for 10 to 20 seconds more to melt butter completely. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Maple-Glazed Carrots:
  • Prepare as above, except use 1 tablespoon butter, omit the herb, and add 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted.
Nutrition Facts (Butter-Glazed Carrots)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 98,
  • Fat, total (g) 6,
  • chol. (mg) 15,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 11,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 16861,
  • vit. C (mg) 4,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 16,
  • sodium (mg) 261,
  • Potassium (mg) 336,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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