Chef John's Bourbon Glazed Carrots

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These butter-soaked bourbon-glazed carrots are the greatest special-occasion carrot side dish of all time. Sweet, savory, and oh so glossy.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled, cut into equal-sized pieces

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or more to taste

  • ½ cup bourbon whiskey

  • cup brown sugar

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves for garnish (Optional)

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. When butter foams up, add carrots. Season with salt and cook, stirring, until liquid from carrots evaporates and carrots begin to brown around the edges, 5 or 6 minutes.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Carefully pour in bourbon. Cook and stir until bourbon is almost evaporated, about 2 minutes.

  4. Sprinkle in brown sugar. Stir until carrots are almost cooked through, about 5 minutes.

  5. When carrots are nearly tender, raise heat to medium-high to thicken the glaze, 15 to 30 seconds.

  6. Season with cayenne pepper and ground black pepper. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with fresh thyme leaves, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

292 Calories
16g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 411mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 9mg 46%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 509mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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