One of the first vegetables my daughter agreed to eat was carrots, so finding creative ways to serve them immediately became an obsession. This recipe is really too simple to be true. And you will be amazed at the amount of flavor that can come from these five simple ingredients. I was in Whole Foods and came across what they called “gourmet carrots.” I suppose that’s their fancy way to say, “petite carrots with the cute little green tops.” If they’re available, I go for the petite carrots. But this recipe works just as well with regular ones. Just be sure all the carrots are around the same size.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Lay the carrots in one layer on a baking dish. Lightly coat the carrots in olive oil. Then sprinkle them with salt, pepper, brown sugar and dill. Put pats of butter, spaced evenly, across the top of the carrots. Put them in the oven. After 10 minutes, toss the carrots around to fully coat them in the yummy glaze that will have formed in the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for another 10-15 minutes until tender.
Now I have a confession. My family got so excited about the carrots that I forgot to take a picture of the finished product. Sorry! I think you get the idea of what it will look like. Here’s a thought! Why don’t you help fill in the blank? Send me a photo of your finished carrots! I will post them alongside mine. Now get cooking!
- 8-10 carrots, peeled
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons dill
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Lay carrots in one layer on a baking dish.
- Lightly coat carrots in olive oil.
- Sprinkle carrots with salt, pepper, brown sugar and dill.
- Put pats of butter, spaced evenly, across the top of carrots.
- Put them in the oven. After 10 minutes, toss the carrots around to fully coat them in the glaze that will have formed in the bottom of the baking dish.
- Bake for another 10-15 minutes until tender.