On Wednesday I got the season's last carrots at the Farmer's market. These adorable baby carrots looked weathered and tired but were still crisp and orange. I threw them in my bag and brought them home for dinner. It was a nice variety to have carrots instead of the other vegetables I've been eating.
Since I was going to be making some thin boneless pork chops, I didn't want to oven-roast my carrots. While searching for another cooking method, I came across Martha's recipe for Honey-glazed carrots. These have my husband's stamp of approval even though I may have strayed from the recipe, especially with the vinegar part...
1 bunch baby carrots, tops removed, cut the big ones in half lengthwise
scant 1/4 C honey
1/2 C water
2 T cider vinegar
salt & pepper to taste
1 pat butter
1 T vegetable oil
Directions: (oh yeah, and I totally didn't follow these either, go figure).
1. Heat oil in a medium fry pan with lid over med-high heat. Add carrots and toss once cook until starting to brown, about 2 minutes.
2. Add honey, water, vinegar and salt & pepper. Cover and cook 10 minutes until crisp tender.
3. Remove lid and cook until there is barely any liquid left and it looks kind of like a syrup. Turn off the heat and stir in the butter and more S&P to taste. Cover until ready to eat!