"Who would have thunk it? I like beets!" -The Husband
We did it! We tried beets for the first time tonight and they were a HUGE success. The husband was VERY hesitant and was actually a little upset when I told him I was making them. He had that eye roll, oh God here we go again, kind of look.
He watched me pull them out of the oven, peel them and put them on the plates with this expression...
LOL He was not happy.
I made up the plates, sprinkled a little kosher salt on them and surprise... surprise.. he liked them.
"Hmm these aren't that bad."
"Beets can't be beat!"
"Who would have thunk it? I like beets!"
and my favorite from the Little Guy, "I LOVE beets!"
I enjoyed them as well. Honestly, I never liked beets. My mom is a huge fan and she'd buy canned ones all the time. I've tried a few bites growing up but could never get past the texture.They still have a texture thing but being roasted and sprinkled with a little salt just brought out such an amazing sweetness I didn't mind it. Every bite seemed to be better than the last. I will totally make these again!
Here how I made my first batch of beets...
- 1-2 bunches of beets (I used all that I had from the farm this week)
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Kosher Salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Here's the beets I scored at this weeks farm pickup.
Cut off the greens. They can be eaten as well but I haven't taken that leap yet. Baby steps. 🙂
Cut off the root and top. Look at the amazing color!
Pile the beets on a large sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
Fold over the foil and make a pocket.
By the way, in case you ever wondered why I took such closeups. I'm normally cooking in a mess. A fun mess but still a mess. 🙂
Place the foil packet of beets on a cookie sheet in the oven and roast for an hour. The should be fork tender but not falling apart.
Let the beets cool for a bit and then simple rub off the out skins. They came off super easy.
I cut them in quarters and served with a bit of kosher salt alongside roasted chicken legs and peas.
Each beet is only about 35 calories, with 0 fat and 2 g of fiber. The three of us polished this batch off so I'll base the nutritional info on that. I do have to say that we were all very full after dinner!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|3||⅓ of the recipe|
|144||3g||8g||old: 2||new: 3|