Brown Butter Honey Glazed Carrots

Dinner | November 9, 2017 | By

Brown Butter Honey Glazed Carrots ~ roasted until fork-tender in a delicious brown butter honey-garlic sauce.

Does every family have a picky eater? I know mine does. She ate peanut butter and jelly every day of first grade. Every single day. Growing up, she staunchly refused to eat vegetables (other than corn and potatoes) and called carrots “the devil’s vegetable”. This may have something to do her *ahem* well-meaning parents telling her to try them because they taste like her favorite mint chocolate chip ice cream. Another one of these stories you just can’t make up but if you have kids (or were a kid), you know where I’m coming from.

My picky eater loved chicken (still does) and couldn’t pass up a french fry if her life depended upon it (still can’t) and still doesn’t eat carrots, but if you like carrots, are looking for an simple side dish that doesn’t taste like one with some serious wow factor, this is it.

Brown Butter Honey Glazed Carrots ~ roasted until fork tender in a delicious brown butter honey-garlic sauce. Simple, step by step instructions.

Picky eaters aren’t limited to childhood. I have  a friend whose husband refuses to eat food with color, specifically bright, beautifully colored vegetables. She’s loves a good salad, but hasn’t converted him yet. Maybe one day. Just don’t tell him they taste like mint chip ice cream.

But back to the Brown Butter Honey Glazed Carrots that also happen to be roasted bringing out even more flavor.

They’re finished in a ridiculously good brown butter sauce ~ nutty, aromatic. Simple to make and simply delicious.

Brown Butter Honey Glazed Carrots Ingredients:

Brown Butter Honey Glazed Carrots ~ roasted until fork tender in a delicious brown butter honey-garlic sauce. Simple, step by step instructions.

1 pound of carrots
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons honey
1 clove garlic, grated
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

Brown Butter Honey Glazed Carrots Instructions:

Start by making the brown butter. It’s fast and easy to make and so good, you’ll be looking for other recipes you can use it in. It may sound like something from a fancy restaurant, but trust me, it’s not. Anyone with a skillet and some butter can make it.

Tip: A stainless steel skillet works best if you have one (if you don’t, no problem). It it makes it easier to monitor the color of the butter so it doesn’t burn.

The Brown Butter:

Cut the butter into pieces and add it to the skillet over medium heat.

Stir the butter slowly allowing it to melt evenly. You’ll see it start to foam ~ keep stirring ~ and watch closely so you don’t go from mmmm to ugh.Brown Butter Honey Glazed Carrots ~ roasted until fork tender in a delicious brown butter honey-garlic sauce. Simple, step by step instructions.

The foam will start to subside and you’ll see the butter become a light golden color with a delicious nutty aroma.

When the brown butter is finished, remove it from the heat, blend in the honey, chopped thyme and grated garlic, giving it all a good stir.

Note: (sage can be substituted for thyme),

The carrots:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees then peel and cut the carrots into about 2” pieces. Slice the wide end width-wise so the carrots are about the same size and they’ll cook evenly.

Combine the sliced carrots with the brown butter in the skillet, stirring it well so all the carrots are coated.Brown Butter Honey Glazed Carrots ~ roasted until fork tender in a delicious brown butter honey-garlic sauce. Simple, step by step instructions.

Grease a baking sheet with olive oil then transfer the carrots, making sure to include all the honey-brown butter sauce, drizzling it evenly over them.

Season the carrots with salt and pepper to taste and bake 10-15 minutes (time will depend on the thickness of the carrots) or until the carrots are fork-tender.

Transfer the carrots to a dish and if you’d like garnish with fresh parsley and serve right away.Brown Butter Honey Glazed Carrots ~ roasted until fork tender in a delicious brown butter honey-garlic sauce. Simple, step by step instructions.

These Brown Butter Honey Glazed Carrots are really delicious. Give them a try. They’ll become a favorite at your house, too. Maybe your picky eater will even be willing to try them.

Brown Butter Honey Glazed Carrots ~ roasted until fork tender in a delicious brown butter honey-garlic sauce. Simple, step by step instructions.

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Brown Butter Honey Glazed Carrots
Ingredients
  • 1 pound carrots
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped (optional garnish)
Instructions
Brown Butter:
  1. Cut the butter into pieces and add it to the skillet over medium heat. Stir the butter slowly allowing it to melt evenly. You’ll see it start to foam ~ keep stirring ~ and watch closely.
  2. The foam will subside and you’ll notice a nutty aroma and light golden color.

  3. When the brown butter is finished, remove it from the heat, blend in the honey, chopped thyme and grated garlic and stir to combine. 

The carrots:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Peel and cut the carrots into about  2” pieces. Slice the wide end width-wise so the carrots are about the same size. 

  2. Combine the sliced carrots with the brown butter in the skillet, stirring it well so all the carrots are coated with the honey-brown butter.
  3. Grease a baking sheet with olive oil then transfer the carrots, making sure to include all the honey-brown butter sauce, drizzling it evenly over them.

  4. Season the carrots with salt and pepper to taste and bake 10-15 minutes (time will depend on the thickness of the carrots) or until the carrots are fork-tender.

  5. Transfer the carrots to a dish, garnish with fresh parsley and serve right away.

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