Creamed Carrots

February 28, 2011

Author Notes: The first-class dinner menu on the RMS TITANIC
for April 14, 1912, included "Creamed Carrots." We featured this dish in our book "Cooking with the Movies: Meals on Reels."
Anthony Chiffolo

Serves: 6-8


  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and julienned
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, well drained
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • fresh tarragon
In This Recipe


  1. Place the carrots in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Cook for 4–5 minutes, keeping the texture al dente . Drain the water, and set the carrots aside.
  2. Over a low heat, combine the butter and flour, stirring frequently to prevent lumping. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg,mixing well. Fold in the horseradish and cream and bring to a boil once again. Cook until the mixture is slightly thickened. Pour over the carrots.
  3. Place the carrots onto a serving platter and sprinkle with fresh tarragon.

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