Honey Mint Glazed Carrots
PREP TIME: 30 minutes
SERVES: 6 - 8

Carrots are often ignored as a vegetable of choice because most cooks think of them as bland, health food. Well, this carrot recipe is not only good for your eyesight, it’s great for the taste buds as well. The addition of mint with the sweetness of honey gives this everyday carrot recipe a touch of holiday flair.


  • 3 cups diagonally sliced carrots
  • 3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 3 tbsps butter
  • 3 tbsps honey
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 3 tbsps freshly chopped mint
  • ½ ounce brandy
  • sprig of mint (optional)

In a one quart sauce pot, poach carrots in lightly salted water six to eight minutes or until tender. Remove from heat, strain one half cup of the poaching liquid and set aside. Cool carrots under cold running water. In a heavy bottom sauté pan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add honey, blending well into the butter. If mixture becomes too thick, you may add two or more tablespoons of the poaching liquid. Add bacon, cinnamon and nutmeg. Once blended, add brandy.

NOTE: When pouring brandy into a hot pan, you may wish to remove it from any open flame, as it may flare up for ten to fifteen seconds before extinguishing itself.

Stir well to incorporate the flavors. Stir in mint and carrots and toss gently until glazed. Continue to cook until thoroughly heated. Place in a serving bowl and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

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