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Italian Side Dish Recipe: Mountain Style Carrots or Carote Aea Montanara

italian side dish recipe

Carote Alla Montanara by Cook In Venice

Today the Italian side dish recipe we would like to suggest is Carote Aea Montanara that is Mountain Style Carrots.

An Italian side dish from the mountains of Veneto with a very simple preparation, but which is appreciated because of the opportunity to bring to the table carrots in a new and appetizing version.

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Carote aea montanara (Mountain style carrots)

italian side dish recipe

Mountain Style Carrots by Cook In Venice


italian side dish recipe

Carrots ready for peeling with Quick peeler by U-Cook Italia

400 gr carrots

1 sliced onion

30 gr. Butter

100 gr. Speck or Pancetta 

1 ladle of broth, hot

120 gr fresh cream


  • Peel all the carrots – the peeler supplied with the ceramic knives by U-Cook Italia is very useful.

    italian side dish recipe

    Peeling carrots, easy peasy with ceramic knives and peeler by U-Cook Italia

  • Cut them in small cubes.
  • Chop the Speck or Pancetta into small cubes.

    italian side dish recipe

    Chopped Speck with Ceramic Knive by U-Cook Italia

  • PIace the butter in a large pan like a wok.
  • Fry gently the onion in the butter.
  • As soon as it is golden and soft, add the carrots, mix well and let cook at high heat for 5 minutes. 
  • Add the speck or pancetta, the broth and cook at low heat for at least 20-30 minutes.
  • Once cooked, switch the heat off, add the fresh cream and mix well.
  • Add some parsley or nut meg if you wish and serve hot.
    italian side dish recipe

    Carrots with cream by Cook In Venice


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