Whether you roast them, glaze them, or use them in a cake, carrots are one of our favorite vegetables.
From the simplicity of Roasted Carrots—try this dish with young carrots with tops—to The Ultimate Carrot Cake, which Southern Living editors describe as "a classic and a crowd favorite," carrots are one of the unsung heroes of the Southern kitchen. You can even go from gourmand to gourmet when you add in the wonders of our Candied Carrot Curls to top your carrot-cake masterpiece.
Since roasted carrots are by nature a little sweet, and tossing them in an orange-marmalade glaze only makes enhances these flavors, try adding in a little heat with some ginger and dried crushed red pepper with a platter full of Orange-Ginger-Chile Glazed Carrots. You'll marvel at what you've been missing. And while most of the carrots that make their way to the table will be orange, remember that they can also be purple, yellow, white, and red, so consider adding the flavors and colors of the carrot palette to your recipes today.