Harry Potter Series · Rowling

Fred’s Carrots

Author: Rowling, J.K.
Book: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Difficulty rating: Harry Potter
Deliciousness rating: Exceeds Expectations

Cut Carrots
Fred, George, Harry, and Ron were the only ones who knew that the angel on top of the tree was actually a garden gnome that had bitten Fred on the ankle as he pulled up carrots for Christmas dinner (Book 6: UK 309, US 329).

Did it measure up?
Miko: I’m not a fan of carrots as a rule, but I actually like these. They taste almost like sweet potato!

Jenne: Also not a big carrot person, but if you want some these are easy to make and seem fancy.



  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1.5 tbs salted butter
  • 500g carrots, thickly sliced
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tbs parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Heat oil and butter in a frying pan over high heat.
  2. Put in the carrots and toss them intermittently so they don’t burn.
    Sauteed Carrots
  3. Add sugar and keep tossing every now and again.
  4. When the carrots are all covered in butter but showing hints of translucency at the edges (about 10 minutes), cover and turn the heat down to medium-low. Cook till they’re tender but still have a bite to them.
    Steamed Carrots
  5. Add the balsamic vinegar and toss a bit more over heat.
    Featured Freds Carrots.jpg
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Sprinkle parsley on top just before serving.

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. London: Bloomsbury, 2005.
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. New York: Scholastic Inc., 2005.

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