Wondering whether better or advisable to par boil or steam the carrots a bit before roasting? An Epicurious recipe suggests this and was hoping m...

...aybe someone here who tried either or both approaches could advise

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Easy Honey-Roasted Carrots
Recipe question for: Easy Honey-Roasted Carrots

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702551 December 5, 2017
Unsurprisingly, Kenji over at Serious Eats has a general opinion about roasted carrots: parboil first.

http://www.seriouseats.com/2017/10/how-to-roast-carrots.html

I concur. I have not tried the recipe you have referred to.

Best of luck.
 
Stephanie B. December 4, 2017
You could if you wanted, it could decrease the baking time even though it's a little more work. But I wouldn't par-cook, just roast until they're tender.
 
Saffron3 December 4, 2017
I find a straight roast leads to more sweetness. If I have thick carrots I cut them in half longway. If you are in huge rush, par boil, fan dry (make little paper fan), and that will work. But damp makes them steam. Dry lets them roast.
 
Saffron3 December 4, 2017
Sorry Stephanie B. I didn't do the post button properly! I think we agree on carrot roast!
 
Stephanie B. December 4, 2017
That's ok I think you explained it better and gave details as to why just roasting works well :)
 
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