Adding green beans to bacon and onions that have been sauteed in a pan is one of my favorite ways to serve them. Since I'm not a huge fan of most vegetables it is important to find different ways to make the ones that I eat.....Like having green bean casserole or oven baked corn.
Carrots are one of my favorites and I could practically live on bacon, so I decided to put a twist on my green bean recipe and add the bacon and onions to the carrots instead. And the result was delicious.
The recipe is incredibly easy to make and takes almost no time at all. Your carrots can be boiling as your bacon and onions are sauteing . Then everything is tossed together and you are ready to serve.
Here's what you'll have to do....
CARROTS WITH SAUTEED ONIONS AND BACON
INGREDIENTS:1. Bring salted water to a boil and then add the bag of baby carrots. I chopped mine in half on a diagonal to make them a little more fancy, but you can leave them whole if you'd like. Cook the carrots for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the vegetable is tender. Drain them well and set aside.
1 pound bag of baby carrots
1/4 pound bacon
about half of a small onion, chopped finely
2 Tablespoons butter (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste
2. Meanwhile, you'll need to cook your bacon over medium heat until it is browned, approximately five minutes. I used about a quarter pound of bacon for this recipe.
3. Remove the bacon to a paper towel, and reserve about 2 Tablespoons of the grease in the pan. (You could also use two Tablespoons of butter.)
4. Add some finely chopped onions and saute them in the bacon grease for five minutes or until they are soft and tender.
5. Crumble the bacon and then add it and carrots into the pan with the onions. Season with salt and pepper and heat until everything is warm.
Oftentimes, I will have bacon leftover from breakfast. I store this in a ziplock back in the freezer and pull it out for recipes like this or to add to a chicken salad. While I wouldn't want to eat reheated bacon with my hash browns and eggs, it works perfectly heated and added into something else. In that case, you'll need to use the butter to saute your onions.
This has been a great new addition to my collection of vegetable recipes. It has been ages since I've posted a recipe here,,,....clear back to November when I shared a recipe for pumpkin cheesecake to be exact. Recipes aren't nearly as popular on a+g as DIY and home projects are, so I've tended to stay away from them. Sometimes,though, it is nice to have a simple, yet delicious recipe to make for your family.
As I was making these again for supper last night, it seemed like a great time to shoot a few unplanned photos before taking the carrots to the table. Not really any staging.....I didn't pay attention to the lighting in the room....didn't add any extra props. Yet, I think everything turned out just as well as if all the proper conditions would have existed. There are times when spur of the moment blogging is just as good as a planned post.
So, do you have any interesting ways to dress up carrots for dinner?