Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pickled Beets

Great thing about beets is I aways find myself making so much I give most of it away to friends as gifts.

So to all friends who have received, here is the recipe.
Possibly the easiest and stain-free beets recipe on this planet.

1 kg Beets
1/2 Tsp Salt
350ml Vinegar (regular plain 5%)
1 whole Garlic head
3 Tbps Sugar

1. Rinse the Beets if they are a bit muddy, I don't always bother if they are clean enough. Place all in a double-lined cooky bag.

2. Slice the whole garlic head in the middle, so all the cloves are halved, add to the beets, paper and all (I don't bother peeling)

3. In a large glass, pour about about 350 ml of vinegar, add 1/2 tsp of salt; 3 tbps of sugar.

4. Mix and pour over the beets.

5. Bake in 180c oven for 1 hour. Turn off and allow to cool. Usually I do this before bed and let it cool overnight in the oven. (If the beets are small then bake for less time.)

6. Once cold enough to handle, rub the skins off the beets, they should peel away very easily (I use rubber gloves to prevent finger stains)

Serve with chopped greens ie parsley, cilantro, etc.,

If you find it too acidic drizzle some honey on it.

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