These baked carrots are perhaps the simplest side dish you will ever make with only 3 ingredients – carrots, butter, and seasoning.
One of the first dishes I remember making on my own was during my freshman year in college, baked carrots. One Sunday afternoon I was preparing dinner and I baked carrots along with, most likely, tuna casserole as the main dish. My roommates were pretty sure I knew about 10 different ways to prepare tuna casserole. As I was preparing the carrots, one of my roomies asked” how do you know what to do?”. My answer “I watched my mom make them.” I am not sure why but I had never made baked carrots before, and I believe I thought I was making the meal “fancy.” Since this is a cooking blog about family recipes I am passing down one from my mom to you. – Ellen
- 5 whole carrots
- 2 Tbs butter or margarine
- salt and pepper to taste
- Wash and peel the carrots
- Cut the ends off
- Cut the carrots so the pieces are 2 to 3 inches long
- Cut to quarters or eighths your carrot pieces (depending on how fat the carrot was)
- Take a good size sheet of foil
- Pile the carrots on the foil
- Cut the butter into 4 pieces and place on the carrots
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper
- Roll the foil up to close it.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes (depending on how thin your carrot slices are)
Simple, easy, and maybe a little bit “fancy.”