Sunday, March 1, 2009
no duh beets
The Minimalist this week has roasted beets! I ate these at least every other day last year-- it is the only way to make beets. I thought that it was so "the only way to make beets" that this was a no-duh recipe, but the Times published it so. There. Maybe these aren't part of your life yet, and you will thank me forever.
At the (farmer's) market, look for a bunch of beets that are about the same size.
Take yer beets and cut off the greens. Don't throw them away! Wash and boil/steam them for 10 minutes or so, then fry them up with some garlic. Delicious!
Preheat the oven to 400. Hot!
Rinse the beets, then wrap them up in tinfoil.
Stick them on a baking sheet and put them in the oven.
Do your homework, putter, whatever for about an hour. The beets should be soft. Are they soft?
Yum. Stick tomorrow's beets in the fridge as is. Quel convenience! For dinner: rub off the skin, then serve with goat cheese or (if like Mark Bittman you are sick of the beet&goat cheese monopoly) a squeeze of lemon and some rosemary.