Ginger glazed carrots always accompany OCI’s French country dinner.

Ginger glazed carrots are a colorful as well as delicious addition to October Country Inn’s popular French country dinner.  Besides being delicious, this dish is also very easy to prepare.  For every four diners, assemble the following ingredients.  If there are more than four diners, simply multiply ingredient by units of four.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of carrots
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 3/4 ounce of butter

Carrots peeled and sliced into bite sized pieces.

The carrots can be prepared ahead of time, and refrigerated until you are ready to glaze them just before serving.  Prepare the carrots by first peeling them and then slicing them diagonally into bite sized pieces.  Place the sliced carrots into boiling water for about two minutes.  Drain, and blanch by immediately immersing the drained carrots into an ice water bath.  Allow to cool, cover and refrigerate if you’re going to serve them later.

About 25 minutes before serving this dish, melt the butter over medium heat in an appropriately sized skillet or pan.  When butter is melted, add sliced carrotts, sugar, and ginger.  Stir to combine the ingredients while the carrot mixture comes to a gentle boil.  Continue to stir often until liquid becomes very thick and carrots are glazed, about 15 to 20 minutes.  Plate and serve while hot.