Slow-Browned Carrots With Butter

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This comes from The complete Italian Vegetarian cookbook and is so easy. The slow cooking of the carrots makes them incredibly sweet. The book suggest greated Parmigian-Reggiano cheese as an optional addtion add to the top after cooking. We have not tried using the cheese as these are so good as is.


  1. Peel and cut the carrots on the bias into 1/4 inch thick ovals.
  2. Place the carrots and butter in a large skillet. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until the carrots shrink and start to brown, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Season with salt to tast, if using parmigiano-reggiano cheese sprinkle on top and serve immediately.
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Normally in order to get my husband to eat carrots, I throw myself on the floor a la Liz Taylor in Taming of the Shrew. That really wasn't worth mentioning except for the fact that this is first time he ate them. Made for Everyday Is A Holiday.

gailanng January 25, 2012

Delicious! Such a simple recipe resulting in wonderfully sweet and buttery carrots. I didn't add the cheese. The carrots were great as is.

Dreamer in Ontario September 25, 2011

The carrots were awesome prepared this way. So much flavor and very, very tender. They were really easy to make. We loved these sweet, buttery, slightly nutty tasting carrots. I did garnish with the cheese, so good. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe. Made for Culinary Quest - Family Picks - 2014 - Suitcase Gourmets

Baby Kato September 19, 2014