First off...this recipe is DELICIOUS. I have more of a "salty" tooth than a sweet tooth (see exhibit A: popcorn and sunflower seed addiction) but I just LOVED these sweet, but crunchy carrots! Such a nice addition to the table!
Even though they almost set my kitchen on fire.
Well, not the carrots, but Mr. Jim Beam himself. As I was adding it to the very hot skillet, I don't know quite what happened, but flames shoot up from the pan (as my camera was pointed at it, no less). My husband, fortunately, is much more level-headed than I. He knew the flames would die down quickly, but we didn't escape without the smoke detectors going off. And smoke filling the house. And things had been going so WELL.
Anyway, fire scare aside, I would most definitely make these again! I probably just need to be a little more careful when pouring the whiskey and turn down the heat a bit.
Pioneer Woman's Whiskey Glazed Carrots
Ingredients: 2-3 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into thick circles 1 stick of butter 1/2 cup Jack Daniels or other whiskey 3/4 to 1 cup of brown sugar 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of salt Freshly ground black pepper
1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over high heat. Add carrots in 2 batches, cooking for 60 to 90 seconds each batch. Remove from skillet.
2. Pour in whiskey and allow to evaporate 30 seconds. (Tip: do not set your kitchen on fire in the process.) Reduce heat to medium, and add remaining butter. When butter melts, sprinkle brown sugar over the top. Stir together, then add carrots to skillet. Cover, and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
3. Remove lid and add salt and pepper. Continue cooking until carrots are done and glaze is thick, about 5 more minutes.
4. Pour onto a platter and serve immediately. Sprinkle with chopped chives if desired.
By lazy I mean BUSY. I work long hours so cooking during the week is not an option. Luckily, my husband is completely cool with this and sustains himself on yogurt, protein shakes, and peanut butter sandwiches during the week. I love to cook on weekends. Most dishes are simple, but I LOVE trying new recipes!