I got some beautiful fresh beets at the farmers’ market last week, and buttered some and pickled some with onions.
Here are the pickled ones. Now, whether you like to eat beets or not, you can’t tell me these aren’t pretty.
I boiled the beets in salted water, cooled them, skinned them, sliced them, sliced some onions, and put beets and onions in clean jars. Then I mixed two parts water to one part white vinegar, poured that over them, and put them in the refrigerator.
Next time I do it, I’ll heat the water/vinegar to boiling, put just a smidge of sugar in it, and pour the hot mixture over the veg. The onions could have done with being a bit soft. Not cooked, just cooked-ish.
They’re still good, and still pretty.
I was hoping to make borscht, but I couldn’t get hold of any organic sour cream. Maybe I’ll just do without, next time I get some nice, fresh, local beets.
I’m posting at Fatal Foodies today about cooking with cucumbers. Yes, cucumbers! Don’t be such a stick-in-the-mud!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character is forced by circumstances or accident to cook something he or she doesn’t normally consider a cooked food.