beets

i always loved beets, even as a kid when most kids hated beets.

beets

i’d never had golden beets before, so when i saw a bunch of them at work the other day, i decided to try them out.

i washed the beets thoroughly, then separated the greens from the roots. i steamed the beets, whole and skins on, for about 45 minutes. once they cooled a bit, the skins peeled right off. i served those simply sliced with some pepper and parmesan on top.

the greens i diced up and sauteed in oil for a bit. then i added some garlic powder, salt, and pepper. i also added some chopped walnuts. then right toward the end, i threw in about 1/2 cup of buttermilk i had leftover from a recipe and lowered the heat, stirring until it was evaporated enough.

served the beet roots with the greens. it feels good to eat the entire vegetable. the greens were kind of tangy and nutty which complimented the plain sweetness of the beets.

seriously love beets.

oh, the golden doesn’t seem to really taste different. but at least i won’t have to deal with freaking out when the purple beet coloring comes out the other end and i don’t remember that it’s from eating beets! haha

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~ by agent229 on December 8, 2009.

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