Saturday, January 23, 2010

Let's Go in the Kitchen

I can't think of a thing to talk about today, so let's go into the kitchen and cook.

Today I'm going to share a very easy recipe that I served at my recent dinner party. I've had this recipe for years and can't recall where I got it. It's a perennial favorite.

Many years ago we attended a pot luck party at the home of a friend. The brandied carrots were a hit and as usual, I'd brought a double or triple recipe, there was some leftover in the baking dish sitting on the kitchen counter. One of the guys made a beeline for the carrots and stood in the kitchen munching on the leftovers, carefully lifting each matchstick carrot and plopping it in his mouth.


PRINTABLE RECIPE

Many of my older recipes do not have indications of how many servings. I'd say that this one feeds 4-6 people. I made a double batch for the party (6 guests) and I had plenty of leftovers.

Peel your carrots, cut in half lengthwise and then in quarters.



You'll end up with something that is like a matchstick cut, but you don't want them really thin, just quarter the carrot.

Arrange them in a baking dish.



Melt the butter, add the brandy and the ginger. Heat at a low simmer for about 5 minutes and pour over the carrots.



Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the over for 45 minutes to 1 hour. The baking time depends on how thick your carrots are. Check for doneness at about 45 minutes.

If you wish a little bit sweeter carrot, add a small amount of sugar or brown sugar to the butter mix.

Try these and tell me what you think. They're very easy since they can be baking in the oven with your meat.



12 comments:

George Gaston said...

Suzanne, your simple recipe for carrots is definitely amazing. Sometimes, those simple things in life is what we should be talking about and passing on. Your recipe shows that just a few quality ingredients can be a delicious sidedish for any meal.

Thanks & have a great weekend...

Susan said...

Oh yes, I love the sound of this recipe. Thanks for sharing one of your favorites.

Lisa said...

This recipe sounds delicious. I have been trying different carrot recipes....trying to find one that my children will eat. I love that the carrots can be baked. That is much better than having to stand over the stove watching them!

Vee said...

Yes, I will try them. Wonder how they'll taste with the cherry brandy I've got. ;>

Heather said...

I love any recipe that makes a vegetable more exciting. These look amazing, Suzanne!

Stuck on Sunflowers said...

I love this recipe Suz! You are an amazing cook with wonderful recipes. Thank you for sharing.

Farmchick said...

yes..that does look yummy and healthy too! :) Stop over and visit me at my farm sometme..would love to have you! :)

LDF said...

Well, I just happen to have an over-abundance of carrots in my fridge ... thank you for the suggestion!!!

Farmchick said...

I swear I actually have brandy AND carrots at my disposal! It sounds excellent and the fact that it can be in the oven while others things are in progress is a bonus.

Blessings said...

Sounds wonderful!
~~HUGS~~

Tongue in Cheek said...

Delicious! Perfection. I made them using your recipe.
Thanks.

Beverly's Back Porch said...

I will be the first to tell you I'm not a cooked carrot fan. However, I made these a few nights ago to add color to my dinner. There was not one carrot stick left, everyone, including me, loved them. Thanks so much. I will certainly me making these again soon.