Caramelised carrots & onions

Caramelised carrots & onions

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 8
The perfect caramelised carrots to accompany any roast - try them alongside your Christmas turkey

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal129
  • fat7g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre3g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.15g
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Ingredients

  • 500g carrot, peeled and cut into long chunks
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 8 red onion, peeled and quartered with root intact
  • 3 sprigs thyme

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp red wine
  • 1 tbsp good-quality balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

Method

  1. Blanch carrots in a pan of boiling salted water for 3 mins, drain well, then pat dry. In a large pan, melt the butter and oil, then fry the carrots, onions and thyme over a low heat for 30 mins until golden.

  2. Stir in the sugar and red wine and bubble for a few mins to boil off the alcohol. Add the vinegar, then continue to cook until syrupy, about 5 mins. Remove the sprigs of thyme and serve. Make up to 2 days ahead, stored in a covered container. Tip back into a pan and reheat or use a microwave.

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hydrogen
26th Dec, 2011
5.05
Had these at christmas dinner so tasty and very easy. I made them a few hours ahead of time and then re-heated for 5 minutes in the microwave. I will definitely do them again.
della26
20th Dec, 2011
Hi, Does any know what u can use instead of the balsamic vinegar? Can you also use regular vinegar?
bevrea
20th Nov, 2011
5.05
xmas/dinner party special great make ahead
SueChef1
30th Oct, 2011
5.05
it's all been said
cakeanyone
16th Oct, 2011
5.05
Loved these! Increased carrots to 750g and reduced onions to only 3 which I cut into sixths...much better size.
zhagan
12th Aug, 2011
4.05
yummy great way to serve veg
felicityhm
5th Jun, 2011
5.05
Very easy and rediculously tasty!
evelynjcooper
26th Dec, 2010
5.05
We had this as one of our Christmas dinner side dishes. It tasted great and I will definitely do this again, although next time I will reduce the proportion of onions and cut the onions up into smaller chunks as quarters were too big.
castmyeyes
30th Sep, 2010
4.05
Made half the amount, but used twice the amount basalmic vinegar and they were amazing. even better cold the next day with home made sausage rolls and a watercress salad.
kazdav
23rd Nov, 2009
5.05
Easy and oh so tasty. Looking for some dishes for a special dinner, I made this and the creamed spinach and they were both divine. Definitely going on the dinner menu.

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