Every refrigerator should have a bunch of crisp carrots stored and ready to enhance the flavors of soups, sauces, salads and desserts. Fresh, spring carrots have a sweet delicate flavor that is perfect for snacking. As carrots age, the color deepens which indicates an increase in vitamin A.
Bright orange carrots with a smooth surface are best. They should be firm and medium sized. Store in plastic bags in the refrigerator.
Wash carrots before use. Most carrots need to be peeled. Carrots can be grilled, boiled, steamed, baked or stir-fried. Carrots are a favorite party tray vegetable, because they are great for dipping and bring a crunch.