Maple Carr-app-ato

Serves 4 (as a side dish)
You'll Need: 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 3 large carrots (thinly sliced lengthwise), 5 medium red potatoes (halved, thinly sliced lengthwise), 1 gala apple (halved, cored, peeled, thinly sliced), 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup, pinch of nutmeg (freshly grated), 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, salt and pepper (to your desired seasoning).

How to Prepare: Heat olive oil in saute pan. Add carrots, potatoes and apple and stir so everything gets exposed to the heat (for a few minutes). Add the maple, nutmeg and butter and continue to saute on medium heat for an additional 10 minutes (stirring every couple minutes). Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place oven safe saute pan in the oven (or transfer food to an oven safe baking sheet) for 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and mix the ingredients up. Return to oven for an additional 10-15 minutes until all is fork tender. Remove from oven and season with salt and pepper (use the quantity that your taste buds dictate). Enjoy as a side dish to a large roast, chicken or fish. I like to pair this with meatloaf because the sweet sauce on the meatloaf pairs nicely with the subtle sweetness of this side dish.

Note, I wash my produce well, and leave the skins on my carrots and potatoes, as I like the rustic approach to my food. If you prefer them peeled, then please do so!

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