Eh….What’s up Doc? Carrots have a bad rap I think. At one point they were a more versatile vegetable. I blame those giant bags of “not really baby carrots” which are in actuality just very small. Those little carrots are a snack for kids, included in every raw vegetable plate ever served, and are the go-to carrot for a good many people. While they’re great for a snack on the go you should ignore them when making dinner.
I’m not being a carrot snob, nor a food snob. I eat those baby carrots off raw vegetable plates like it was my job. Tasty. But when I’m making dinner, carrots rarely enter my mind as a side vegetable. Sure you can make glazed carrots. A little brown sugar and some orange juice and you’ve got yourself a fine side dish. But to be honest when I think side dish and carrots, that’s about the extent of what I can come up with. That’s sad. Continue reading