Delicious beets! Earthy beets! It’s like a potato only redder and better and actually nothing like a potato!
But you can pretty much cook them like a potato.
Barbee from Barbeesblogspot asked about cooking these things and although I am not known for my cooking, I definitely love the beets and can cook them.
Definitely my favorite way to eat beets. Go ahead and drop your beets into a baking dish with a cover for later. The roots and stems should be trimmed off to about 1/2″. Don’t bother peeling the beet. You can add some butter and salt and pepper if you’d like. Seal the baking dish up with the lid and some foil. Bake at 400 F for an hour to an hour and a half. Once they are cool enough to handle, you can peel the skin off pretty easily.
I eat them just like this. A little vinegar perhaps. Some butter.
I also might take some of the baked beets, slice them up, get them into a skillet with some butter, a bit of sugar or honey and some salt and pepper. Delicious.
Cooked Beet Greens
Completely delicious. If you like chard or collard greens etc. you’ll love beet greens. They are best when they are smallish, but I cook them when they are huge too. Stems and all.
Wash the greens and only pat dry them. You want some water. Add some butter to a skillet. I put in some honey and/or a bit of garlic. Cut your greens into strips or tear them up.. whatever. Put them in the skillet and stir. It will only take 10 seconds or so.
It’s a lot like this recipe from guest blogger Chris. In fact, you could completely substitute the beet greens for chard.