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laurendlewis Aug 1, 2007 05:54 AM

Long story, but I bought a Costco-sized bag of baby carrots for a weekend trip and now have all but 3 handfuls leftover! (My friends don't like veggies I guess)

The last time I cooked baby carrots, they dried out and were gross. Did I do something wrong?
Besides the standard carrot cake, carrot bread, etc using grated carrots, any ideas for using up some of these?

Thanks!

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    valerie RE: laurendlewis Aug 1, 2007 06:40 AM

    Toss them with some olive oil, salt & pepper and roast them in the oven on a baking sheet. 400 for about 45 minutes (more if you add other vegetables).

    If you have any other vegetables (cauliflower, onions, brussels sprouts or whatever else) toss them in there too.

    They are great by themselves or they go with anything. Sometimes I put the vegetables over pasta and toss with some parmesan cheese. Mmm...

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      Nyleve RE: laurendlewis Aug 1, 2007 07:24 AM

      They are also nice braised. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, combine the carrots with some butter and just enough chicken broth to put a layer of liquid in the bottom of the pan. Salt and pepper. Cook, covered, on low heat until most of the liquid has cooked away - then a little longer uncovered to glaze the carrots with the butter. Done. I like to add chopped parsley or mint to this while cooking.

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        Glencora RE: Nyleve Aug 1, 2007 10:48 AM

        I do this too, but I add a little soy sauce and a pinch of sugar. You can add green onions cut to the same length as the carrots, if you like.

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