The pure pleasure in cooking and eating imparted by the French is inspiring. For them, eating is not merely an exercise in survival, but a full bodied experience. Together with this passion for evoking pleasure, the French demonstrate an extravagance in their technique, this may in fact be one of the key factors in the heightened, full body enjoyment that their food so powerfully commands.
This recipe exemplifies this approx to cookery; how very extravagant to cook carrots in carbonated water (soda water/club soda)! There should be no surprise that this lovely little recipe comes from the home of beautiful excess, France.
- 3 carrots (350 grams)
- Vichy Water/Carbonated Water
- 1Tbsp Sugar
- 1/2tsp salt
- 1Tbsp Butter
- Thinly slice carrots
- Place in pot, sprinkle over sugar, salt and dot butter
- Just barely cover carrots with carbonated water
- Stir and bring to boil over medium heat then turn to low.
- Cover and cook for between 5-10 minutes or until carrots are cooked
- Remove from heat, drain majority of water leaving only a tablespoon
- Return to heat to allow remaining water to evaporate
- Stir carrots to glaze taking care not to burn carrots
- Stir in butter, season to taste (if required)
Inspired by: Easy French Food