Tutorial Tuesday's design is to visually share money saving food preparation techniques along with easy and inexpensive recipes. This week I'm happy to share how to deliciously use up long since forgotten baby carrots!
I am guilty of opening a bag of baby carrots and not eating all of them- only later to discover that they either have turned a little bit slimy or they have dried out completely. Yuck! So I decided to be a little bit more proactive in making sure that our carrots are eaten (especially since they are so healthy!)!
Ingredients: carrots, brown sugar, butter and water.
I'm cooking about 2/3 of a 1 pound bag of carrots. I placed the carrots in a pot with about a cup of water. Make sure to use a pot that has a tight fitting lid, as you will need the carrot water and the nutrients later!
Boil you carrots for 10-15 minutes. This step is very forgiving! You will know that your carrots are tender (thoroughly cooked) when you can easily slide your fork tines right through a carrot.
Next, put your hot carrots and the water into either a blender or a food chopper, and chop the carrots into oblivion!
Place the pureed carrots back into your pot and add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1/8 of a cup of brown sugar. Stir until completely dissolved over low heat.
These carrots now will make an amazing side dish! They are so yummy!
1-ish pound of carrots
1 tablespoon of butter
1/8 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of water
*When my husband walked into the room while I was blending the carrots, he asked me who I was making baby food for... when I mentioned that it was for him, he rolled his eyes. Then, when he tasted the finished product, he gave it his seal of approval!