One thing I struggle with is getting my youngest to eat her veggies.  She really only likes broccoli and even then will only eat the “tree” part, not the stalk.  I found that she will eat carrots if I cook them with a little butter and brown sugar on the stove.  She calls these “Sugar Carrots”.  But since this past month I was searching for a recipe incorporating ginger and carrots, I decided to try these in the crock-pot with a little fresh ginger and oj.  The result got two thumbs up from my picky eater!

If you’ve never cooked with fresh ginger before, it can be a little daunting when you bring home that knubby looking ginger root and try to figure out how to peel it without completely destroying it (or your fingers).  A trick I learned is to use a regular kitchen spoon to scrape off the peel.  You’ll be amazed at how easily the peel comes off and the spoon is able to get into those crevices. If you need a tutorial on how to do this, here is a video demonstration from Howdini I found on YouTube:

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Crock-Pot “Sugar Carrots” with Ginger

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

Total Time: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 3 Servings

Crock-Pot “Sugar Carrots” with Ginger

Ingredients

7 Medium to Large Carrots
3 Tablespoons Diced Fresh Ginger
1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Orange Juice
1/4 Cup Butter or Margarine

Instructions

  1. Wash carrots and chop ends off. You may peel them but I prefer to leave the peels on.
  2. Add all ingredients to crock-pot.
  3. Cook on high for one hour.
  4. Stir to make sure there are no clumps of brown sugar.
  5. Turn to low and cook for an additional 4-5 hours.
  6. Serve when carrots are tender-crisp to your taste.
  7. There should be a fair amount of “sauce” in the bottom of the crock-pot which you can spoon over the carrots when you serve them.

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