We love carrots in our family – or at least hubby and I do. I wanted to find something many years ago when the boys were young that they could make for their dad’s birthday. I found this recipe tucked away and they had a ball making them for him (under my supervision, of course). Anway, they were a great hit and I’ve shared the recipe with others who have kids that kinda like carrots, but not enough to eat them cooked and these have made cooked carrot lovers out of several of them (adults too!). So here it is. (smile)
2 pounds carrots
1/2 teaspoon salt, if desired
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
Peel carrots, and cut into 1/4-inch slices. Heat 1 inch water to boiling in the saucepan over high heat. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt if desired. Add carrot slices. Cover and heat to boiling again. Reduce heat just enough so water bubbles gently. Cook covered 12 to 15 mins or until carrots are tender when pierced with a fork.
While carrots are cooking, heat brown sugar, margarine, orange peel and 1/2 teaspoon salt in skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbly. Be careful not to overcook or the mixture will taste scorched. Remove skillet from heat.
Drain carrots in a strainer, then stir into brown sugar mixture. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and gently, until carrots are glazed and hot.