Thursday, August 14, 2008

Fried Apples and Carrots

5 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored and chunked
1/2 pound baby carrots (or 1/2 pound regular carrots, peeled and chunked)
3 Tablespoons butter

Put the carrots in the microwave for about four minutes to speed up the whole process. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the apples, stirring frequently. Add the now softer carrots. sprinkle with salt (1/2 teaspoon?). Grate some fresh nutmeg over the mixture. Sprinkle on some ground allspice and ginger (1/2 teaspoon of each, perhaps). stir, taste, and add more salt if necessary. (Remember - raw produce has no salt to start, and food tastes funny without salt). You don't need to add any sugar - this doesn't end up being a sweet dish, but cooking the carrots and apples highlights their natural sweetness.

This was a WONDERFUL sidekick to grilled pork chops with bbq sauce!

I will post a picture once I find the little USB connector cable ... moving is such fun.

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