– Originally posted May 23, 2012.As The Rantings of an Amateur Chef has been going since February of 2012, there are quite a few readers that have joined along the way. In an effort to bring back some great recipes that they may have missed, I will dedicate Sundays to re-posting a favorite that is at least two years old. I hope you enjoy! – The Ranting Chef
My default for veggies are to steam them. Regular readers will recognize my rants against boiling veggies and cooking the life out of them, but to be honest 95% of the time I simply steam them.
Lately though, roasting has captured my attention. Potatoes…Brussels sprouts….tomatoes – all quite good roasted. I had never roasted carrots, until now.
The roasted flavor with some carrot crisp. Yum!
The recipe below calls for full sized carrots, but I had the baby ones on hand.
I sliced them lengthwise to both expand their surface area for the oil, salt and pepper and to reduce the roasting time.
I roasted them for 15. They probably could have used a few more.
Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Servings: 6 servings | Difficulty: Easy
- 12 carrots
- 3 tablespoons good olive oil
- 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill or parsley
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
If the carrots are thick, cut them in half lengthwise; if not, leave whole. Slice the carrots diagonally in 1 1/2-inch-thick slices. (The carrots will shrink while cooking so make the slices big.) Toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Transfer to a sheet pan in 1 layer and roast in the oven for 20 minutes, until browned and tender.
Toss the carrots with minced dill or parsley, season to taste, and serve.
Serves 6: Calories:110; Total Fat: 7 grams; Saturated Fat:1 gram; Protein: 1 gram; Total carbohydrates:12 grams; Sugar: 6 grams; Fiber: 3.5 grams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Sodium: 484 milligrams