Whenever we had carrots at home in Italy, they were either cooked like this or served grated in a salad. The fact that the carrots had been pulled from our own vegetable garden made a big difference, but I still think this is a nicer way of preparing a cooked carrot than simply boiling it. Boiled carrots, at home in Italy, had a vague connection with upset stomachs! Whenever anyone complained of having a “funny tummy” (the Italian word was much more entertaining and descriptive, but slightly vulgar!) the household remedy was always plates of boiled carrots with boiled rice.
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