“My mother always added a scant teaspoon of crushed mint leaves to her carrots while cooking,” recalls Linda McCarthy of Gansevoort, New York. “It was a great way to ensure we’d eat and enjoy our cooked carrots.”
My mom and I developed this recipe to see if there was a carrot dish that even people who don't care for carrots would enjoy. So far, I haven't met anyone who hasn't liked our casserole—especially when the carrots are freshly dug from the garden! —Laurie Heward, Fillmore, Utah
I found it very difficult to get children (and even my "big kid") to eat carrots. By adding an orange and serving carrots crisp-tender, I have found that my family is very receptive to this vegetable dish.