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Pegeen is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

No, parchment paper won't prevent browning. You might want to flip the carrots once with a spatula halfway through the cooking time. Before you put them in the oven, you might want to toss them a tablespoon or two of light olive oil, salt and pepper.

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added over 3 years ago

As Pegeen says, but I like to toss the vegetables with a bit of tomato paste too. A tablespoon for a servings size for four is plenty. The paste caramalizes when in the oven and helps give a nice crispy outside to the veg. Don't be afraid to use a higher heat than you are accustomed too - perhaps 400+F - BUT, watch closely.

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Shuna Lydon

Shuna is a pastry chef in New York City and author of the acclaimed blog Eggbeater.

added over 3 years ago

The only thing I will add to this is: Caution. High heat roasting (400F+) could roast the parchment paper too. In a convection oven this is a bit "dangerous," as the paper alights and becomes cinder & ash that gets in your food. Parchment paper is not 100% paper/tree pulp, so it should not be ingested.

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added over 3 years ago

Interesting point on the potential for parchment to burn. My box states 500 degrees as the max temperature, Im sure other brands wll be different. Another reason to use the ready cut sheets-there is no "overhang" which would more likely catch fire. Good safety point here on parchment!

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