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    Not actually "cooked" but beets are fantastic when juiced as well. Combine with carrots, apple or pear, celery and you have a juice that tastes like sunshine!

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    here is what i have going on in my fridge, right now. beets with onions, in an anise vinegar.

    had some old beets we ate, and decided to toss a few hardboiled eggs in for good measure.


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    wash, wrap in foil, roast, then let it cool. peel and dice, saute w/ shallots garlic butter fresh tarragon.

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    Salt roasted.
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

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    I like to make a beet salad.
    Boil beets skin off until tender cut into 1/2" cubes
    Boil potatoes 1/2 cubes, and carrots, corn, peas
    Mix veggies and let chill.
    Mix with mayonnaise and lime juice. s and p to taste

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    OK, beets are in the oven roasting. I got some nice fresh ones with the greens still on them--the greens look really good---thinking about adding them to the final dish. Whatever it turns out to be. Thanks, everyone!
    Now is not the time to bother me. And it's always now. Wiley Miller

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sambal View Post
    Not actually "cooked" but beets are fantastic when juiced as well. Combine with carrots, apple or pear, celery and you have a juice that tastes like sunshine!
    If you steam them or use the pressure cooker, you also end up with some awesome sweet beetness in the water.
    Mixed with acid of your choosing (balsamic, wine, w/e) it makes a great reduction to be used either as a dressing or glaze.

    Also, think of them like carrots: most people waaaay over-cook them. They can have a really great slightly crunchy texture, so don't just cook them till they turn to mush.
    "I gotta tell ya, this is pretty terrific. Ha hahaha, YEAH!" - Moe (w/ 2 knives). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVt4U...layer_embedded

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    Really, you can make them taste like something other than dirt?

    Hoss

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    I always lay down a bed of sea salt and roast them in the oven, helps to not get flat dark spots as well as tasting great. Just a bit of olive oil and good salt. Maybe some white balsamic and pistachios.

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    OK, I tried. I'm with Devin. They taste like dirt.
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