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What do I do with all these beets?

 
 
Reply Tue 14 Aug, 2012 07:20 pm
My neighbor gave me a lot of beets from their garden. I really don't know any good beet recipes. What is your favorite way to prepare beets?
 
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 14 Aug, 2012 07:24 pm
@boomerang,
you can carve them into cool little finger puppets.

I can't believe people actually eat those things...
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Ceili
 
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Reply Tue 14 Aug, 2012 07:27 pm
@boomerang,
I pickle them or bake 'em, grill 'em,and even fry them with a little olive oil and sea salt. I was watching a cooking show where they used them in red velvet cake. I like them cold or hot.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 14 Aug, 2012 07:39 pm
@Ceili,
I like beets.
That is all Wink


roasted beets

roasted beet chips <swoon>

beet salad with herring

roasted beet salad with goat cheese and greens

pickled

steamed with tons of butter and fresh herbs
Ceili
 
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Reply Tue 14 Aug, 2012 07:46 pm
@ehBeth,
ha ha ha!! got me..
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 14 Aug, 2012 08:28 pm
Nice ideas! Yum -- goat cheese and greens! I think I have enough to try several styles of beets.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2012 03:56 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

roasted beets

beet salad with herring
Quote:

I LOVE beets! Though I never tried beet salad with herring. Sounds yummy.

Quote:

roasted beet salad with goat cheese and greens

pickled

I definitely have to second/third these classic beet dishes! Very Happy
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2012 04:13 am
@boomerang,
I made pineapple and beetroot wine once and substituted turnip for beetroot. Not a good idea, a real turnippy aftertaste.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2012 06:29 am
@tsarstepan,
beet salad with herring is the dish hamburgboy used to always make at Christmas - one of my favourites - very traditional North German/Scandinavian dish - kind of sweet and sour as those dishes often are
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2012 08:22 am
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:

My neighbor gave me a lot of beets from their garden. I really don't know any good beet recipes. What is your favorite way to prepare beets?

Start a nice big bonfire, then put each beet on a stick, then throw them all into the fire and incinerate them until they don't exist any more... I hate beets Wink
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2012 08:32 am
@rosborne979,
I might like beet greens, but then I'd have to buy beets.

(Kidding - I don't see beets much in my market. Would be interested in trying the yellow ones.)
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2012 12:00 pm
Borscht!
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jcboy
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2012 01:53 pm
I never liked beets, if someone gave me a lot I would dig a hole in the backyard and bury them lol. Cool
DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2012 01:59 pm
@jcboy,
boomerang wrote:
What do I do with all these beets?

Um... beet it?
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Mame
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2012 04:57 pm
I like cooked, cold beets with cottage cheese and unsalted sunflower seeds. And borscht!
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2012 05:49 pm
@boomerang,
make some borscht / Veal bones, ham hocks, good ham, onions, potatoes and beets in a broth use good herbs (Dont ,ake the Jewish kind with sour cream, that really wucks n its not kosher EVER)

We pickle em with onions and keep em in the fridge as a snack.

Ive had a beet reduction sauce at a very uppidy restaurant which was the accompniment of veal chop dinner.

The bigger and older they are, the sweeter but tougher and they need longer cooking.
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margo
 
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Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2012 08:28 pm
@boomerang,
They make really great juice, too!
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 19 Aug, 2012 09:10 pm
I roasted the beets and made a salad with greens, tomato and goat cheese.

Delicious!

Mr. B had never had beets and he really liked them.

I have some roasted beets leftover. Can they be frozen?

I would like to try borscht but it is entirely too warm to be cooking soup right now.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 19 Aug, 2012 09:28 pm
@boomerang,
http://www.livestrong.com/article/444670-how-to-roast-red-beets/

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Easy to roast, cooked beets will keep for up to a year when frozen.
boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 19 Aug, 2012 09:30 pm
@ehBeth,
Thanks so much, ehBeth!

Maybe I'll hit neighbor up for some more so that we can enjoy them this winter!
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