Ridiculously easy -- and they don't last in my house; even the picky eater wolfs down the carrots! Based on a recipe from Nov. '06 Sunset.
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Peel carrots and onions. Cut onions in quarters, leaving root ends in tact, so that they hold the quarters together. Cut carrots into 2 - 3" pieces, and if the carrots are really fat, cut them lengthwise into halvves or quarters. (You can adjust the quanitities of everything -- it's just that the program here wants specifics.).
- Put them onto a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan and drizzle with olive oil and salt and mix them with your hands so that they are lightly coated. The pan does really matter here -- if you use something with sides, they steam rather than roast.
- Roast for 15 minutes, turn and roast for 15 - 30 minutes more. At this point, they should be cooked, but they can go longer if they're not done. they should be crisp/tender (if they go longer, they get soft, which I'm starting to like, too) and have browned spots on them.
I love roasted carrots - both as a side and as a snack - so this was an instant hit for me. We really loved these and though lots were made, they were gone the same evening. My biggest quibble with the recipe is related to cooking times. By 20 minutes, much less than the time given, my carrots were perfect still a bit crisp but with lovely caramelized exteriors. At 30 or 45 minutes, they would have been an inedible char. In contrast, the onions were not nearly as done and needed the full cooking time. Next time I would cut the onion in sixths in order to have the dish come out all at once.
Very good, we really enjoyed these, and so simple to prepare. I did cut my onions into smaller wedges, to get firm but tender veggies with good flavour.. a lovely easily prepared side dish, thank you chakrates! made for PAC Spring 2009
Good and certainly easy! Cut onion into 6 wedges or 1/2 inch pieces, carrots 2 inch and sliced lengthwise if bigger diameter. Tricky to get the carrots cut so they are done in 40 minutes. My onion was getting burnt before carrots were done so scooped them out earlier. Thanks for posting.