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Can I cook baby carrots in a roaster oven?
Ginger
09/07/11
I need to prepare cook carrots for 120 people. Can I do them in a roaster oven? What temperature do I use and how long should I plan to cook them. I want to put butter and brown sugar on them as well...when should I do that?
ellen
09/07/11
It will take more than one roaster. To do 10 pounds, you need one roaster, and you need about 25 pounds.
I do these crock pot style, setting the roaster to 200 for low or 300 for high. Takes 2-4 hours for high, 3-6 for low (depends on the size of the "baby carrots", how done you like your carrots and whether you preheat.
You can glaze either at the beginning or the last half hour, the second is lighter. Here is the approximate quantity per each 2 pounds:

32-ounces (2 pounds) baby carrots
3 tablespoons brown sugar
brown sugar 2 tablespoons
1/2 cup orange juice or orange marmalade or apricot or pineapple preserve
2 tablespoons real butter
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water

Directions

Ideal slow cooker size: 4 quarts per each 2 pounds
1. Combine all ingredients except cornstarch and water in slow cooker.
2. Cover. Cook on Low (200) 3-4 hours until carrots are tender-crisp.
3. Put carrots in serving dish and keep warm, reserving cooking juices. Put reserved juices in small saucepan. Bring to boil.
4. Mix cornstarch and water in small bowl until blended. Add to juices. boil one minute or until thickened, stirring constantly.
5. Pour over carrots and serve.

Leona
09/07/11
I am a little confused about the amount of Brown Sugar? Is it 3 T or 2 T or 5 T total?

THX Ellen

ellen
09/07/11
Sorry. It is 2-3 tablespoons depending on which of the juices and jams you use.
 
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