Glazed Carrots

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceMastering the Art of French Cooking
Prep time45 minutes
RegionFrance

Description

French Glazed Carrots

This is an easy and tasty dish to accompany all sorts of winter recipes, especially heavy roasted meats, pies, and stews.

It can cook away on the back burner while your attention is occupied by more demanding projects, and the carrots do not suffer from a little overcooking because the flavor is concentrated in the diminishing stock and the glaze and seasoning emphasize the flavor. 

Ingredients

6TButter
1lbcarrots (peeled, quartered, and cut to 2 inch lengths)
1 1⁄2TSugar
1cChicken Stock (hot)
1 1⁄2TParsley, Flat-Leaf (minced)

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Add the carrots and sugar and stir to coat.
  3. Add the hot stock and bring to a simmer.
  4. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  5. Uncover, turn up the heat, and continue to cook until the stock-sugar mixture is reduced to a syrupy glaze.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with minced parsley (optional).

Notes

A pinch of white pepper helps add a little spark. A pinch of cumin is nice, if it doesn't clash with the rest of the meal.
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