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Sweet Herbed Carrots

“The original recipe, which my mother acquired over 45 years ago, called for two bunches of small carrots so I had to guess how much to use. I eventually got the recipe amounts worked out to my liking,” says Beverly Christofferson of Sioux City, Iowa.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups sliced fresh carrots
  • 3 to 4 lettuce leaves
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook and stir the butter and sugar over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Stir in carrots; cover with lettuce leaves. Sprinkle with water. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender.
  • Discard lettuce. Stir in the parsley, cream, tarragon, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 212 calories, 17g fat (11g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Armstras07
    Apr 11, 2017

    Wow this is amazing loved the flavors. unfortunately my fresh carrots did not last long, so i used frozen. still tasted great i left out the water because of the frozen part.

  • blaux
    Aug 15, 2010

    I loved these! I'm always looking for good side dishes and I will definitely do these again!