Pot-sticker carrots with bay leaves

Pot-sticker carrots with bay leaves(4 servings)

Author: Marvellina
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  • 2 lbs of carrots peeled and both ends trimmed
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper optional
  • Pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp of extra-virgin coconut oil or you can use butter


  • Cut the carrots into about 2-inch length. You will need a pot with a lid that is big enough to accommodate all the carrots placed in a standing position snugly
  • Place each piece of carrot in a standing position. Tuck in the bay leaves in between the standing carrots. Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using)Add enough water to come halfway up to the carrots. Add in the oil or butter. Bring the water to a boil and then lower the heat to let it gently simmer for about 20 minutes or until the carrots are soft (but not mushy)
  • Take the lid off and let it continue to cook until the water dries up, this will take about 45 minutes to one hour. The carrots will now start sizzling in the oil and the carrots will start to caramelize and start to brown, about 10 minutes. Be careful not to burn the carrots though. Once they are nicely browned, remove from the heat and carefully arrange on a serving platter or serve straight from the pot