maple candied carrots
Author: michelle
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ pounds young carrots, all similar size and thickness, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Dried thyme
THE STEPS:
  1. Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add carrots and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Toss the carrots to coat with oil.
  4. Cook for 3 minutes, then add brown sugar and water.
  5. Stir carefully to coat the carrots.
  6. Cook for 5 minutes then add maple syrup and dried thyme.
  7. Stir carefully to coat the carrots.
  8. Cook until the carrots are tender and sauce is thick, about 8 minutes.
  9. Add butter and cook until butter is melted.
  10. Toss well then remove the thyme stem and discard.
  11. Serve immediately.
THE LOVE:
Toss your carrots gently and often to make sure that they're well coated with the glaze and so you don't break them as they soften.
Recipe by bite at http://bitebymichelle.com/2015/02/21/maple-candied-carrots/