Whiskey-Glazed Carrots


  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup whiskey, such as Jack Daniel's
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Melt 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) of the butter in a large skillet (with a lid) over high heat. Add half the carrots and stir them around to brown them quickly, about 1 minute. Remove to a plate and repeat with the remaining carrots.

Step 2: Pour the whiskey into the skillet, taking care if you’re cooking over an open flame. Let the whiskey bubble up and cook until slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium low, add the other 1/2 stick of butter and stir it around until it’s melted. Stir in the brown sugar and some salt and pepper. Add the leaves from 1 of the sprigs of thyme, then add the carrots. Reduce the heat to low, place the lid on the skillet and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for another 5 minutes.

Step 3: Serve garnished with the remaining thyme sprig.

Enjoy these deliciously simple glazed carrots from FoodNetwork!