Friday, April 20, 2012

Mashed carrots, anyone?

Carrots are a pretty good all-around side dish, but my usual methods of preparing them (steaming or baking) tend to get monotonous after a while. Try this one instead.

  • carrots, peeled and cut into chunks (as appropriate for the number of people you're feeding)
  • butter (as appropriate for the amount of carrots you've got - be conservative, it's easier to add more than take away)
  • milk (as for butter)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cumin to taste (optional)
  1. Peel and cut up your carrots, if you haven't already
  2. Boil them until they're very tender
  3. Drain them and combine with the rest of the ingredients
  4. Process in a food processor or mash up "real good"
It's not rocket science, but it will make "something different" as a side. You could also try adding other things (like honey or dill), or substitute orange juice for the milk. Warning - I haven't actually tried that, but I think it might be good... Orange-dill carrot mash?

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