Slow-Browned Carrots With Butter

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 40mins




  • Peel and cut the carrots on the bias into 1/4 inch thick ovals.
  • 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.
  • Season with salt to tast, if using parmigiano-reggiano cheese sprinkle on top and serve immediately.

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  1. gailanng
    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.
  2. Dreamer in Ontario
    Delicious! Such a simple recipe resulting in wonderfully sweet and buttery carrots. I didn't add the cheese. The carrots were great as is.
  3. Baby Kato
    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
  4. Outta Here
    Great way to get roasted carrot flavor without having to use the oven. Carrots were very sweet tasting. Didn't try the cheese. Made for Fall 2012 PAC game.
  5. Katanashrp
    I love roasted carrots and this was a perfect way to get that browned result when my oven was already full. Thank you.



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