The ginger is to emphasize the sweetness of carrots and to counteract the cooked carrot taste which some find disagreeable.

BAKED STEAMED CARROTS

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut up the trimmed carrots into sticks, or slice.

Melt the butter in a flat 1.5-quart baking dish. Stir in the salt and ginger. Toss the carrots in this mixture. Cover dish with a lid or aluminum foil, dull side out. Bake carrots for 1 hour or until tender.

Serves 2

Here is a quicker version which uses the microwave. Yes, this version does use less butter.

MICROWAVED STEAMED CARROTS

Cut up the trimmed carrots into sticks, or slice.

Melt the butter in a flat 1.5-quart baking dish. Stir in the salt and ginger. Toss the carrots in this mixture. Cover dish with a lid or pleated plastic wrap.

Cook in an 1100-watt microwave at HIGH (100% power) for 8 minutes 11 seconds per pound.

Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Serves 2

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