Carrotsbaby carrots or equally-sized big carrots, peeled and cut down to fit into a Big Easy
Thin-sliced baconcut into thirds for baby carrots, use full-sized pieces if using large carrots
Freshly ground black pepper
Maple syrupuse the Grade A real stuff, not the fake syrup
Fire up your Big Easy.
Wrap carrots in bacon and sprinkle with pepper.
Transfer carrots to the Big Easy basket, bacon seam side down.
Place into the Big Easy and cook until the bacon starts to brown and shrink and the larger of the carrots is slightly tender, 25-30 minutes. I lifted the basket out and poked them with a long bamboo skewer.
Brush the carrots with maple syrup. I use a long brush for this. Just lift the basket up, holding it with one hand, and brush with the other. Return to the cooker and cook another 3 minutes.
Remove the basket from the Big Easy and remove the carrots to a platter to cool a bit. The bacon will crisp while they cool.