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Jann is asking: (6 answers)
HELP PLEASE! Can someone tell me how to cook cabbage & carrots (separately) and make them sweet? My vegs always come out bland. I've tried adding sugar..then honey...then molasses. Nothing has helped. Any ideas?

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Last updated: Apr. 11, 2013 9:01 am
Posted: Mar. 13, 2013 2:05 pm
Answered by: AuntE
Mar. 13, 2013 2:15 pm
Salt will bring out the sweetness in carrots. But butter afterwards with cabbage or carrots makes things yummy. I'll be watching the post to see what others have to say.
Mar. 13, 2013 2:24 pm
I agree the AuntE - for carrot I like salted butter and brown sugar. I steam my carrots and then put them in the skillet with the butter and brown sugar and cook until it thickens a little. Cabbage I pan fry with bacon fryings and season salt and pepper.
Mar. 13, 2013 3:08 pm
I agree with these ladies.
Answered by: little chef 01
Mar. 13, 2013 2:32 pm
Cook the carrots in BROWN sugar, and then the cabbage the same way after.
Mar. 13, 2013 2:35 pm
I agree with the butter and brown sugar, but you can try fresh squeezed oranges as well. I have never tried it myself, but that is what my mom uses in her candied yams, and it is spectacular!
Mar. 13, 2013 2:36 pm
The above was meant for carrots....sorry!
Mar. 13, 2013 3:04 pm
Not sure about cabbage, but cook your carrots in broth with salt vs water, then add lemon and brown sugar.
Mar. 14, 2013 8:49 am
what kind of broth
Mar. 16, 2013 5:26 am
Carrots cooked in honey and butter are wonderful
Mar. 16, 2013 5:28 am
By the way I fry them in honey and butter not boil
Answered by: misty
Mar. 13, 2013 4:19 pm
For carrots.... put some herbal tea bags in the water when boiling them. My favorite so far is orange cinnamon. I use the decaf kind.
Mar. 13, 2013 5:40 pm
When my DS were little I always cooked carrorts in orange juice. Would always sweeten them up.
Answered by: FrackFamily5
Mar. 13, 2013 7:53 pm
I love cabbage browned with butter. Takes a while but it's so good. Add a little garlic salt and pepper. Yummy. One stickl of butter to one head of cabbage chopped if you add som noodles you have one heck of a dish. ??
Mar. 14, 2013 1:35 am
What spices are you adding? I don't use any kind of sweetener. I like to flavor with herbs or spices. Cinnamon goes with either vegetable. For cabbage, I sometimes use mustard. Allspice +/or ginger is good with carrots.
Mar. 14, 2013 4:15 am
carroys i use brown sugar- cabbage- karo(corn syrup)
Mar. 17, 2013 4:25 pm
Answered by: Allstar
Mar. 14, 2013 5:10 am
I add honey and brown sugar to my carrots, kids love them. Sautéed cabbage in bacon drippings, onion, 1/2 cup water , 2tbs of sugar and a dash of red pepper flakes. Very yummy
Answered by: Jeanneology
Apr. 11, 2013 9:01 am
It's the carrots themselves and not the additional ingredients. Organic carrots are really sweet. So sweet that I have to make certain that if I add some carrots to stew or a chili that I have to make sure I don't make the soup too sweet. Same with cabbage- go organic. Organic vegetables have more flavor! It is the secret of gourmet cooks, organic and fresh. And they really don't need any other ingredients (and I do love butter, but organic butter) the true flavor of the veggie is fabulous!
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