Fried Baby Carrots


  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh mint, roughly chopped
  • Sprigs of mint, to garnish


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet large enough to hold the carrots in a single layer.
  2. Add the carrots and cook gently 15 minutes, shaking frequently.
  3. Add the garlic and cook 10 minutes more until the carrots are tender and spotted with brown.
  4. Add the sugar and cook 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the lemon rind and juice and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Stir in the chopped mint and transfer to a serving dish.
  7. Garnish with sprigs of mint.
Makes 4 servings.

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