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Savory Matchstick Carrots

YIELD Makes 4 side-dish servings

INGREDIENTS

1/2 pound carrots, cut into julienne strips
1 small turnip, cut into julienne strips*
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, cut into chunks
1‑1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Green onion tops and edible flowers, such as violets, for garnish
*Or substitute two additional carrots for turnip.

PREPARATION:

  1. Place carrot and turnip strips in medium saucepan. Add water; cover. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium. Simmer 5 to 8 minutes until crisp-tender.
  2. Drain vegetables in colander. Melt butter over medium heat in same saucepan; stir in thyme, salt and pepper. Add carrots; toss gently to coat. Transfer carrot mixture to warm serving dish. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.
This recipe appears in: Vegetable Side Dish

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