Beets are yummy in a variety of preparations! Here are 3 simple delicious recipes to try out. If you have any recipes you would like to submit to us, please email them to us with an attached photo!
6 medium beets
1/4 cup cornstarch
4 cups of olive oil for frying
Peel beets. Cut beets into paper-thin slices and transfer to a large bowl. Add cornstarch and toss to coat. Heat oil in a 3-quart saucepan until about 350 degrees F. Working in batches of 8 to 10 slices, fry beets, turning once or twice, until crisp and beginning to shrivel, no longer than one minute. Transfer fried chips with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain, season with salt.
Jennie’s Famous Beets
3 medium beets (skinned & quartered)
1 butternut squash (cubed)
1 red bell pepper (chopped)
4 small new potatoes (quartered)
Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl, drizzle extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with Cajun seasoning salt, put in shallow baking dish with ¼ cup of water, cover with foil, bake at 350 for 45 minutes, remove foil and bake 15 minutes longer.
Basic Roasted Beets
3 medium beets
1 tablespoon olive oil
Heat the oven to 375°F. Rinse beets and trim off leafy tops. Wrap in aluminum foil and place on the center rack in the oven. Roast until tender and easily pierced with a knife, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let cool. When the beets are cool enough to handle, peel using a sharp knife or by pushing the skin with your fingers. Slice the beets, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
The skinny on beets: This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, Iron and Magnesium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.