Sautéed Carrots & Green Onions
- Serves: 4
- Active Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 25 mins
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Step 1: Cutting the Carrots• 6 to 8 carrots (medium-sized)
Peel the carrots and then slice into rounds about 1/4 inch thick.
Step 2: Parboiling the Carrots• salt (1 tsp per L/qt of water)
Bring a large pot of cold water to a boil. Then add the salt and stir.
Set up an ice bath. Add the carrots and parboil. This should only take a few minutes, as you just want them to be cooked about three-quarters of the way through.
When ready, drain the carrots and immediately place them into the ice bath.
Step 3: Draining and Drying the Carrots
Once the carrots have completely cooled, pat dry with paper towels.
If prepping ahead, you can place the carrots onto a baking tray lined with a clean kitchen towel and then place into the refrigerator until ready to use.
Step 4: Preparing the Green Onions• 1/2 bunch green onions
Slice just the bulb of the green onion into slits lengthwise. Then finely slice the green onion.
This can also be done a few hours ahead of time. Simply place into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Step 5: Sautéeing the Carrots• 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
• 1 tbsp butter* (optional)
Heat a large fry pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the oil, followed by the carrots. *Note: If desired, add a tbsp of butter. For plant-based use a non-diary butter such as Earth Balance.
Let cook for a bit on the first side to develop a bit of color. Then toss and continue to cook until the carrots are almost cooked through.
Step 6: Finishing the Dish• sea salt, to taste
• freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Taste for seasoning and then top with the green onions. Toss to combine and serve immediately.
- by Dawn Thomas
- April 1, 2009
This is a great vegetable to serve as you can prepare everything ahead of time. Come time to serve you just have to sauté the carrots, garnish and that’s it!