Cooking carrot is super easy! Just follow the steps… There are several ways to cook carrots, including roasting, sautéing, steaming and boiling. Whatever cooking method should you choose, we have cooking times  and temperatures for you! Translation in French: carotte.

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Cooking time carrot

How do I cook carrot?

Regardless of the cooking method, it is important to remember to cut carrots into small, even-sized pieces for even cooking. Carrots can be enjoyed as a side dish or incorporated into main dishes, such as soups, stews, pastas and casseroles. They are a delicious and healthy addition to any meal.

Roasted carrots and

Carrots can be paired with roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes, green peas, beef, chicken, pork chops, rack of lamb, veal cutlets…

Preparing carrot

Preparing carrots is easy: If you have a bunch of carrots, start by cutting the leaves (those can be used to make soup for instance), then simply wash them under running water, then peel them (with a vegetable peeler). Discard the hardened part next to the leaves and either dice the carrots, slice them or cut them in sticks (it’s called a julienne)

Cook carrot steamer

Cooking carrots with a steamer. Steaming carrots allows them to retain their nutrients and texture. Here is a recipe for steamed carrots:
1. Wash, peel and cut carrots into ¼-inch slices.
2. Place the carrots in a steamer basket or on a plate that fits inside a saucepan.
3. Add water to the saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
4. Place the steamer basket or plate with the carrots in the saucepan.
5. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the saucepan, and steam the carrots for 5-7 minutes or until they are tender.
Note: The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the carrot slices. Thicker slices will take longer to cook, so adjust the cooking time accordingly. You can test for doneness by poking the carrots with a fork. They should be easily pierced and tender, but not mushy.

Cook carrot in pot

Cooking carrots in a pot. Boiling carrots  in a pot of water is a simple and efficient way to cook them, and they can be served whole, sliced or diced. Here are a few steps to follow if you want to boil carrots:
1. Wash, peel and cut carrots into ¼-inch slices.
2. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add a teaspoon of salt.
3. Add the carrots to the boiling water. Cook for 8-10 minutes, until the carrots are tender when pierced with a fork.
4. Drain the carrots in a colander and return them to the pot.

Sauteed carrots

Sauteed carrots in a pan with a little oil or butter is another quick and easy way to cook them.
1. Wash, peel and cut carrots into ¼-inch slices.
2. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat.
3. Add the sliced carrots to the pan and season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Sauté the carrots for 5-7 minutes, or until they are tender and slightly caramelized.

Air fryer carrots

Air fryer carrots. A healthy alternative to French fries.
1. Cut peeled carrot into 1/4-inch sticks (like fries…) and coat them with olive oil. Add a mixture made with cornflour (2-3 tbsps), paprika, garlic powder, cumin, salt, pepper, onion powder. Toss everything together.
2. Cook in your air fryer at 400°F (200°C) for 16-18 minutes, shaking the carrot fries halfway through. Enjoy!

Cooking carrots in the oven

Cooking carrots in th oven. Roasting carrots in the oven at high heat brings out their natural sweetness and adds a caramelized flavor:
1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. Wash, peel and cut carrots into 1-inch slices.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the carrots with olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat the carrots evenly. Transfer the carrots to a baking sheet and spread them out in a single layer.
4. Bake the carrots in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are tender and caramelized.

Roasting carrots

Roasting carrots in the oven. The best carrot recipe ever!
1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. Wash, peel and cut carrots into quarter. Coat your carrots chunks with a marinade made with olive oil, crushed garlic, cumin powder, paprika, chilli flakes, salt and peper.
3. Grate Parmesan cheese and use it as Panko. Add the Parmesan coated carrots in an oven-safe dish and bake for 20 minutes. Extra crispy!
If needed, cover your dish with aluminium foil halfway through so that your carrots are crispy but not burnt!

Cook carrots in microwave oven

It is very easy to cook carrots in a microwave oven. Here’s what to do:
1. Wash, peel and cut carrots into 1-inch slices.
2. Place the carrots in a microwave-safe dish and add olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat the carrots evenly. Cover the dish with a microwave-safe lid or plastic wrap, leaving a small vent to allow steam to escape.
3. Microwave the carrots on high for 5 minutes.
4. Check the carrots for doneness. If they are still firm, microwave for an additional 2 minutes. Repeat until the carrots are tender.

Cook carrots slow cooker

Cooking carrots in a slow cooker. Another great way of cooking carrots is by using a slow cooker.
1. Place the sliced carrots (1-inch) in a slow cooker. Add butter, brown sugar and spices.
2. Cook for 3 hours or until the carrots are tender.

Juicing carrots

Ok, so juicing doesn’t require cooking, but juicing is really beneficial to your health so here’s my recipe for juicing carrots.
1. Wash, peel and cut carrots into chunks.
2. Place the carrots, water and any optional ingredients in a juicer.
3. Turn on the juicer and process the ingredients until the juice is extracted.
A personal alternative: Peel the carrots and let them sit in water for at least 30 min (1 or 2 hours is even better).
Optional: add 1 apple, 1 lemon, 1 inch of ginger
Peel an orange, get the seeds from a passion fruit, add a handful of blueberries and toss everything in your juicer. It’s really really good (even my kids approve). Enjoy!

Carrots are rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and fiber.