One of my favorite foods as a kid was the sweet carrots both my Grandma and my Mom used to make for us. They would boil sliced carrots until tender and then toss them with butter, sugar, salt and pepper. I remember them being so good I ate them like candy. It was kind of a sneaky way to get kids to eat their vegetables!
As an adult, I have discovered a healthier way to get that sweet goodness out of the carrots by letting the sugars that are naturally in the carrots do the work. I have experimented with roasting many different vegetables in the oven, but I think carrots might still be my favorite. Roasting time in this recipe can be varied depending on how soft you and your family like them to be. I personally like them to have just a hint of crunchiness left in them, but they still almost melt in your mouth.
Original post date: 6-7-2015