Colorful Carrots with Butter and Honey

November  8, 2013
1 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

This is a simple recipe, and like all simple recipes, it requires the best ingredients. Most important of all are carrots. Choose young carrots, vibrantly fresh and alive, in as many colors as are available- red, orange, yellow, and purple. —AliceWaters

What You'll Need
  • Carrots (2 to 4 per person)
  • Butter
  • Honey
  1. Cut off the greens of the carrots, leaving a half inch of stem.
  2. Peel the carrots lightly, and wash them well.
  3. Cut the large ones in half lengthwise, but leave small ones whole.
  4. Put a pan with 1/2 inch of water in it over high heat.
  5. Add the carrots, a small knob of butter per person, and salt to taste.
  6. Cover the pan and cook until the carrots are just tender.
  7. Remove the lid, lower the heat, add a small spoonful of honey, and cook until the water is mostly gone and the carrots are gilded with a shiny glaze of butter and honey.
  8. Remove from the pan and serve right away.
  9. If you like, strew some chopped chervil or dill on the top.

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6 Reviews

EmilyS1220 March 16, 2015
Hi, all! Does anyone have time lines for the steps?
Sharon February 4, 2015
I made some like this with cute little carrots from the farmer's market. However, I subbed out some of the water for a splash of bourbon before covering the pan. What a lovely flavor it added! Absolutely DELICIOUS! Served them along with pork chops grilled over hickory. My spouse raved!
JohnZ December 2, 2013
Made this in about 15 minutes. I didn't have any chervil or dill but had some thyme on hand so used that. It was really easy and tasted wonderful. Thank you!
JodiG November 24, 2013
Super easy and delicious!
Iam Y. November 22, 2013
thanks , look very nice and i will try soon
cld November 20, 2013
My favorite way is simply roasting them with a bit of olive oil and finishing with butter.