Thymed Carrots Glazed with Vinegar

January 7, 2012 by andrea | Filed under Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Now that it’s the start of a new year, I thought I’d start with a new veggie recipe. So whether you’re vowing to eat more veggies or just looking for an easy side dish, consider trying this one for Thymed Carrots Glazed with Vinegar. It’s more exciting than regular ol’ boiled or steamed carrots, and a great addition to a meal featuring roasted chicken, turkey, or pork. Enjoy!

Thymed Carrots Glazed with Vinegar
-recipe from The Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook by Christopher Kimball

This is a classic preparation for carrots. The vinegar, sugar, and thyme combine to make a sweet-sour glaze with some punch. Dried thyme can be substituted in a pinch. Serves 8.

2 pounds carrots, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch rounds
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper

Boil carrots for 7 minutes or until just tender. Drain.

Heat oil and butter in a large skillet until foam subsides. Add carrots and toss for 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced to a glaze. Add a few grindings of black pepper.

 

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