Whiskey glazed carrots

Oh, how I really like glazed carrots– They’re really easy to make and get such a cheerful and spectacular consequence. They’re vivid, colourful and scrumptious, and equally appropriate for a solo Tuesday night dinner or For a sublime Thanksgiving or Christmas feast.

Oh, how I really like whisky
– I assumed I would throw that out.

Yesterday I made a decision to do a glazed carrot recipe for the location right this moment, however I wished to start out with a twist on the identical previous butter and sugar theme. One scrumptious twist on the previous commonplace is to make use of orange juice within the glaze, and I nearly went that route…

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Till my bored hazel inexperienced eyes caught a glimpse of the massive bottle of Jack Daniels sitting on my kitchen counter. And I assumed, Glazed Carrots…Whiskey…Glazed Carrots…Whiskey…

Then I took a giant swig and began.

I did not take a very massive dose. It was two o’clock within the afternoon at It was on the TV within the kitchen. And anybody who was correctly introduced up is aware of which you can’t drink whiskey whereas watching at It isn’t acceptable.

I really like this film. Boy, does it make me cry.

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Forged of Characters: Carrots, butter, brown sugar, whiskey (Jack Daniels works nicely), salt and pepper. Additionally: contemporary garlic, when you’ve got it.

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Begin by peeling 2 to three kilos of carrots.

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Then lower it into circles.

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Not too skinny, not too thick.

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In case you have a forged iron skillet, it really works finest. However any massive skillet will do.

And when you might make sure that your pan nonetheless has breakfast leftovers in it, I might recognize it. It should make me really feel higher about life.

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What we’ll do now could be get a pleasant coloration on the carrots. In a skillet over excessive warmth, add 1 tablespoon butter.

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Swirl it round to coat the pan nicely.

Pay attention for the excitement, then give thanks for the animal fats. I do it each day.

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Make certain the pan could be very sizzling, then add half the carrot slices. Then go away them alone for a second. Don’t transfer immediately off the bat.

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After cooking for about 45 seconds, flip…

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Then take away them to a plate. Whole cooking time needs to be not more than 90 seconds or so.

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Subsequent, make sure that the pan is sizzling once more…

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Add the remainder of the carrots, and repeat the method. Keep in mind: You do not need to cook dinner the carrots in any respect throughout this stage; Simply give them slightly coloration.

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Do you see how a few of the carrots have turn into a pleasant, blackish brown coloration? That is what I will do right here.

Observe: You’ll be able to omit this preliminary browning step and begin glazing and including the carrots afterward. However I’ve an dependancy to the brown/black floor space, and until you do it first, you will not get one other likelihood.

However do not do it simply because I mentioned so.

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If you’re carried out, hold all of the carrots close to the range till you want them.

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Now, in the identical pan over excessive warmth, pour within the whiskey. Step again and watch out, for the love of Pete, anytime you employ alcohol close to an open flame.

Nevertheless, I have to add that in all of the years I have been cooking with wine, I’ve by no means burned my eyelashes.

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Now, do not get indignant. Scale back the warmth to medium, then add the remaining piece of butter.

I mentioned do not be indignant! I am simply being myself.

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Go away the butter till it melts…

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Then sprinkle with about 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar.

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(Okay, I used a couple of cup. However not everybody has a candy tooth.)

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Stir the candy and burgundy heavenly combination collectively and let it bubble…

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Oh. And use your hand to blast a few of this foolish combination in direction of you. Then inhale. Then exhale.

Then he dies a thousand deaths.

Then rise up from the bottom. You’ve gotten some cooking to do.

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Now simply throw the carrots proper in!

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Use a spoon to rearrange the carrots within the closest layer doable.

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Make certain the glaze boils…

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Then cowl the pan for about 5 minutes. Stand there and watch ET

He cries. Discover how lovely Drew Barrymore was when she was younger. Observe the identical factor about Henry Thomas. I feel again to once I was in seventh grade once I noticed the film for the primary time. Select meals from the imaginary brackets.

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After 5 minutes, take away the quilt. The glaze needs to be thicker, however cooking an extra 3 to five minutes will thicken it.

In case your pan appears to have much less coating than this, do not get discouraged; I used slightly below 2 kilos of carrots.

For the love of Pete and his brother, please do not get discouraged. Life is just too quick!

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It is time to throw away the salt. Do not underestimate this ingredient right here: it actually offsets the sweetness of the glaze.

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As at all times, kosher salt is your finest buddy, lover, and most loyal companion.

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Freshly floor pepper works nicely too. However I will not maintain it towards you, simply crushed issues.

It is occurred to me earlier than.

Now stir it and style the carrot to ensure it’s not too agency and switch off the range. It is time to serve it.

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Now, when you can, please seize the smallest of the three white ceramic dishes you impulsively purchased at Sam’s Membership in 2004 with a new child connected to your chest, and pour out the contents of the pan.

I prefer to impulsively purchase issues at Sam’s Membership. One time I truly purchased ten kilos of standard M&Ms and 20 cans of mushroom soup.

I nonetheless have daguum soup in my pantry. I am afraid to throw it away. I am afraid of what I am going to face myself if I try this.

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I eliminated some extra glazing earlier, however you realize what? I simply determined to pour it once more. It has whiskey in it, for the love of Pete. This substance will be drunk utilizing a straw!

(You do not actually should dunk the carrots within the glaze like I did. However I like so as to add slightly spoonful excessive of every serving.)

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I made a decision that carrots might use slightly inexperienced, in addition to slightly taste, so I waded by means of the dying and weeping foliage in my vegetable backyard and located my chives, which had been doing nicely.

You might be all going to plant chives subsequent 12 months. I’ll evaluation the subject. Amen.

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Mmmm…how stunning is that this? And I am at all times amazed at what flavor-packed chives provide.

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Place a serving spoon within the combination, and it is time to serve.

And what a beautiful time. I devoured these till I embarrassed myself.

And you’ll too. i do know it.

Until in fact you do not like carrots.


Posted with heaps and plenty of aspect dishes that Ray Drummond loves.