Friday, May 13, 2011

Pickled Beets!

You remember these Beets... 
After I cooked all the greens yesterday, I washed these beets and  filled my pot with clean water and cooked them about 1 hour. 
I put them in the sink. 

When they are cooked you can rub them gently in your hand and the skin peels right off. 

The skins. 

Pickled Beets Recipe
1 bunch (4 or 5) beets
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
Salt and pepper
1 Remove greens from beets, save for future use (see beet greens recipe). Cut beets to uniform sizes so they will cook evenly. Steam or boil around 30 minutes or until done. (Alternatively, you can roast them by wrapping them whole in foil and cooking them in a 350°F oven for about an hour.) A fork easily inserted into the beet will tell you if the beets are done or not.
2 Drain the beets, rinsing them in cold water. Use your fingers to slip the peels off of the beets. The peels should come off easily. Discard the peels. Slice the beets.
3 Make the vinaigrette by combining the cider vinegar, sugar, olive oil, and dry mustard. Whisk ingredients together with a fork. The dry mustard will help to emulsify the vinaigrette. Adjust to taste. Add salt and pepper to taste. Combine beets and vinaigrette in a bowl and allow to marinate for a half hour at room temperature.
Serves four.

RECIPE: source 
I had enough for about 2 - pints.  I put them in the refrigerator and we've been eating them. 
My pickled beets.  Mmmm... 
so delicious! 

************** a limerick***************

To the bloggers I ever did meet
I told how I pickled some beets-
Though I'm a big fan
Eatin' just from a CAN
I'd MAKE mine less SOUR; more Sweet!

GOD bless you and THANKS  for Reading!  


Anonymous said...

They are pretty my friend. I don't think I have ever tried a beet. Yesterday, me & hubby canned as well. We canned homemade applesauce and then apple pie filling that is posted on the oklahoma pastry cloth blog. So, I guess yesterday was just a canning day. It was wet still outside and cloudy, so it went well for the day.

Anonymous said...

Oh.....I love pickled beets with pickled eggs in them......Yum! Yours look so good, I have never grown them myself, may have to add them to my garden!

Laurie Neverman, The Common Sense Woman said...

You must be farther south than I am. I still need to plant most of my garden. I hope you are feeling better. (I saw at Homestead Revival that you had been sick.)

Prior said...

I used to say the only two foods I didn't like were beets and liver...Lately, I have liked beets! My husband has always loved them. You are doing great with your garden!


Janet said...

Hi Pat! I wanted to stop by and say *thank you* for coming by my blog and reading my FIFTY post! I appreciate it so much!

Your beets look delicious! Funny, my husband will eat ANYTHING on earth...except...pickled beets!

Anonymous said...

My favorite. :)