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What is the best way to cook fresh carrots?

Asked by KFitz (5points) January 22nd, 2011

I want to cook fresh carrots so that they are firm and soft.

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JustJessica's avatar

Steam them. Actually if you put them in a microwave safe casserole type dish with a lid add a couple tablespoons of water, it’s best way for them to keep their nutritional value. You have to keep it covered, I would do it in 5 min increments until they are the texture you want.

marinelife's avatar

I like them steamed also.

Alternatively, you can boil them in a little water.

stardust's avatar

I love oven roasted veg. It’s my favourite method of cooking when it comes to veggies – that and steaming.

Kardamom's avatar

You can cut them up into sticks and “stir fry” them in a little bit of olive oil with maybe a little bit of chopped garlic until they are just crisp tender.

Or check out this recipe for stir fried carrots with cranberry juice, orange juice and balsamic vinegar!

downtide's avatar

My favourite way with baby carrots is to steam them. With big ones I cut them into sticks and stir fry them. My partner likes them roasted in the oven.

poisonedantidote's avatar

Another vote for steamed

jca's avatar

Steam or boil. Boston Market used to have carrots with tarragon. They had a little butter and the tarragon just gave them a nice, interesting flavor.

Arbornaut's avatar

Tiny bit of water in the bottom of the sauce pan with the carrots thinly sliced. Cook, drain and smother with good quality butter, and a little honey if you wish. Mmmmmmm..
And roast is king if you have the time, all caramel yum yum carrots.

tranquilsea's avatar

I boil them and add a bit of lemon juice to the water. The lemon juice adds and interesting flavour.

SamIAm's avatar

I’m a roaster. Also, I sometimes Julianne them and put them in a frying pan with some sugar, soy sauce and water. These I’ll usually add to sushi rolls or rice with fresh cucumbers and a fried egg (I may be a little crazy).

JLeslie's avatar

Julianne or cut in rounds, sautee for just a few minutes with some salt and the littlest bit of garlic. I like to add zuchinni also with the carrots, but start the carrots one minute before the zuchini, because the carrots take longer to cook.

Starburst's avatar

I prefer to steam them, and then saute them in a little “heart smart” butter.

I find that oven roasting them makes them wrinkly and not as sweet.

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