Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 14 mins

Quick and easy. A German side dish favorite for fried meat or fish. Sweetness comes from cooking in butter and a little sugar. I only use enough sugar to support the natural sweetness of the carrots, not to actually sweeten them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut carrots into 1/8 in rounds or 1/4 in dice.
  2. In a wide, low pot melt butter over medium heat, add carrots and cook about 3 minutes, stirring frequently until carrots have a "glazed" look.
  3. Add, sugar and cook another minute.
  4. Add salt and 1/4 cup hot water, cover, reduce heat to medium low and let cook until carrots are done, checking and stirring occasionally. Add a little more water if necessary to prevent sticking. Dish should be almost dry when done.
  5. I usually cook for 10 minutes but cooking time can vary considerably due to age and sort of carrots as well as your your personal preference.
  6. When done serve sprinkled with a little parsley or chervil (which is nice with fish).


Most Helpful

Loved them! Flavorful and cooked to perfection. The parsley was the perfect touch. Thanks Inge!

puppitypup February 07, 2011

Excellent, easy, and quick recipe! I substituted honey for the sugar, and it came out beautifully.

kjwjoy April 01, 2010

Loved them! These were just sweet enough to give them interest but not too overpowering. Easy to make for a rushed weeknight meal and healthy! Lovely way to make carrots more interesting. Please see my rating system: an excellent 4 stars. Thanks!

kiwidutch May 26, 2007

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