Helpful Tip: Use a pastry brush to brush roasted carrots with honey and butter mixture after removing from oven.
I began enjoying honey roasted carrots about five years ago. Hard to believe I once disliked them. What changed my mind? Maturity and a desire to try new food.
A few simple ingredients are required to make this recipe.
Where’s the butter? Good question. I’m sure it will enhance this dish. I omitted for no specific reason. Add a tablespoon of unsalted butter if desired.
I’ve eaten this side dish for breakfast several times. Enjoyed every bite! Please share in comments if you’ve ever had ’em for your breakfast.
Although the charred texture is not for everyone. If desired, bake until tender and remove from oven. Watch closely to prevent a dark crust from forming.
According to WebMD.com,
1. Instead of food, carrots were first used as medicine, for a variety of ailments.
2. Carrots can be traced back roughly 5,000 years through historical documents and paintings. They were thought to be parsnips, a close relative of the carrot.
3. Carrot colors are orange, white, yellow, red, and purple. How cool is that?!
Scrape or peel carrots?
Peeling carrots will decrease their nutrition, because different nutrients are found in different parts of the carrot. Unpeeled carrots are the healthiest.
Although unpeeled carrots are not visually appealing, they taste good.
Raw carrots are popular in fresh salads.
Always wash and scrub carrots to remove dirt. Peeling is really a personal thing. Some people peel while others don’t.
For example, some individuals don’t like the taste of carrot skin. It’s bitter to them.
Read more on Livestrong.com.
How To Read & Follow A Recipe
Reading a recipe is an important life skill. It starts with knowing how to read a recipe’s ingredients, follow the instructions, prep ingredients, and knowing what equipment to use.
The following tips and strategies will help beginners or experienced cooks create a delicious dish as intended in the recipe.
Start with clean hands and organized kitchen. Wash hands thoroughly. Make sure kitchen and countertops are clean before making a recipe.
Create a relaxing environment. Play favorite music while in the kitchen. I love listening to classical or gospel music.
Read the recipe. Don’t just quickly skim it. Thoroughly read from start to finish. Visualize doing each step which will help you avoid missing a step.
If you see ingredient that you and your family don’t use for whatever reason, use a substitutions or omit the ingredient.
My recipes are packed with helpful tips like shortcuts and serving sizes which save time time and help with meal planning.
Pay attention to the order in which ingredients are prepped. For example, 1 cup of chopped pecans is not the same as pecans, chopped (measure whole pecans and then chop).
Know the assumptions. For example, when my recipe calls for “sugar,” use granulated sugar. If brown sugar is an ingredient, it will be written as such in the recipe.
Figure out the timing. Check the listed “prep time” and “total time” to be sure you have enough time to complete the recipe.
Look for hints, such as the words “meanwhile” or “at the same time,” which indicate two or more steps can happen simultaneously.
For example, my prep time doesn’t include bringing cold butter up to room temperature. Be sure to include in your timetable.
Watch Recipe Videos. If you’re a visual learner (like me), watch recipe videos. Perfect for when you’re learning a new skill or just want to see how a recipe is made.
Mise en place is a super time saver. This French cooking term translates as “putting in place.” It means prepping/measuring ingredients and chopping food before you start cooking. It’s the perfect way to get organized and avoid missing an ingredient or missing a step in the instructions.
Organize your tools and kitchen equipment. Mise en place isn’t just for ingredients. Before starting, make sure you have parchment paper, aluminum foil, measuring cups, measuring spoons, the right pans, mixing bowls, and other equipment.
Make notes in your recipe. Note any special prep instructions and highlight cooking times. Make note of ingredients omitted, favorite substitutions and creative twists. The notes will be very helpful the next time you make this recipe.