Place baby carrots in 1/2-inch of water with butter, sugar, and salt. Bring water to a boil, cover pan, and reduce heat to simmer. Cook carrots 7 or 8 minutes, remove lid, and raise heat to medium high. Reduce water until it almost evaporates, a couple of minutes.
Subsequently, one may also ask, how do you cook carrots to make them soft?
- Cook carrots in a large pot of boiling water until tender. Drain off most of the liquid, leaving bottom of pan covered with water. Set the carrots aside.
- Stir margarine and brown sugar into the water. Simmer and stir until the margarine melts. Return carrots to the pot, and toss to coat.
How long do you boil carrots to mash them?
Boil in the water for about 15-20 minutes, or until a knife can easily be inserted and removed from the carrots. Drain the water, and add the carrots back to the pot. Add in the butter, chicken stock, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mash the carrots using a hand masher until evenly mixed.
How long does it take to cook carrots in the oven?
Slice the carrots diagonally in 1 1/2-inch-thick slices. (The carrots will shrink while cooking so make the slices big.) Toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Transfer to a sheet pan in 1 layer and roast in the oven for 20 minutes, until browned and tender.