Braised Swede & Carrots

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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Ready in: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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Braised Swede & Carrots

A bit of caramelisation can turn simple veg into something amazing.


  • 1 medium swede peeled and cut into 4-5cm chunks, not too thin
  • 6 medium carrots, peeled and cut half, not lengthways, nice chunks.
  • olive oil
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 1 head garlic
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme

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  • Pack the veg into a small saucepan (so you use less oil) and just cover with olive oil.
  • Season well with salt and pepper, add the garlic head, sliced in half and the fresh thyme.
  • Gently heat until the oil is just simmering, not boiling and cook for 12-15 minutes until the veg are nice and soft, but not squashy.
  • Leave to cool in the oil.
  • When ready to re-heat, drain off the veg, garlic and herbs.
  • Using some of the drained oil, heat in a large non-stick frying pan, then saut√© the cooked softened veg nice and gently until nice browned.
  • The veg will be sweet and utterly delicious.
  • Keep the oil for further cooking in the fridge.
  • Serve.