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    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 6th Oct 04, 11:51 AM
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    Influx of Beetroot
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    • 6th Oct 04, 11:51 AM
    Influx of Beetroot 6th Oct 04 at 11:51 AM
    My grandad has grown loads of them this summer, and has passed two carrier bags full on to me, apart from the chocolate cake recipe, (and pickling them)does any one have any other ideas for what to do with them??
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    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 6th Oct 04, 12:27 PM
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    • 6th Oct 04, 12:27 PM
    Re: Influx of Beetroot
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    • 6th Oct 04, 12:27 PM
    16, you could post them to me - i'm making beetroot salad for 84 people next week ;D
  • MattieT
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    • 6th Oct 04, 12:30 PM
    Re: Influx of Beetroot
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    • 6th Oct 04, 12:30 PM
    Bake them with a little olive oil until they're soft.

    Let them cool, then cut them up and make a green salad to put them in. Then crumble some good quality stilton.

    It's lovely. You could also add some pine nuts or walnuts.

    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 6th Oct 04, 12:43 PM
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    • 6th Oct 04, 12:43 PM
    Re: Influx of Beetroot
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    • 6th Oct 04, 12:43 PM
    16, you could post them to me - i'm making beetroot salad for 84 people next week ;D
    lol. ;D

    thanks for the idea mattiet, will give that a go. can you roast them does anyone know?
  • MattieT
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    • 6th Oct 04, 1:11 PM
    Re: Influx of Beetroot
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    • 6th Oct 04, 1:11 PM
    Yup, you can do them like roast potatoes and they're pretty good like that too. They have a nice sweet taste like parsnips or turnips.

    You can also deep fry them and make veggie crisps!!
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 6th Oct 04, 1:14 PM
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    • 6th Oct 04, 1:14 PM
    Re: Influx of Beetroot
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    • 6th Oct 04, 1:14 PM
    ooh, like the sound of the crisps, and the roasting, might not have enough now!!
  • Allexie
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    • 6th Oct 04, 1:45 PM
    Re: Influx of Beetroot
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    • 6th Oct 04, 1:45 PM
    Bake them with a little olive oil until they're soft.

    Let them cool, then cut them up and make a green salad to put them in. !Then crumble some good quality stilton.

    It's lovely. !You could also add some pine nuts or walnuts.
    This sounds really yummy. Do you have to take the skin off first?

    I love beetroot as a hot vegetable
    (Any tips for getting the skins off without looking like the victim of a mass murderer :)
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 6th Oct 04, 1:48 PM
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    • 6th Oct 04, 1:48 PM
    Re: Influx of Beetroot
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    • 6th Oct 04, 1:48 PM
    when pickling i cook them in micro first, then peel whilst still warm, is much easier.
  • Galtizz
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    • 6th Oct 04, 3:31 PM
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    • 6th Oct 04, 3:31 PM
    Cook them as normal to soften them then chop them up quite small.

    Make a blackcurrent jelly (as normal) and put the beetroot in it before you put it in the fridge to set- I think you use the same quantity of beetroot as jelly, let it set.

    Serve as a sort of beetroot salad. (you can use packet beetroot too)

    Or Borsch, here's a recipe:
    http://212.58.224.125/food/recipes/database/borschbeetrootsoup_12298.shtml

    I haven't tried this recipe but I have had traditional borsch at a proper Polish Christmas Eve meal - it was lovely
  • MattieT
    Re: Influx of Beetroot
    This sounds really yummy. Do you have to take the skin off first?
    Just peel them like you would spuds before you cook them.

    Just occurred to me that this thread should include a link to somewhere where Cathy tells you how to get beetroot stains out of clothes!!
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 6th Oct 04, 8:19 PM
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    Re: Influx of Beetroot
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    mix them with parsnip, sweet potatoes and carrots and roast.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 6th Oct 04, 8:40 PM
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    Re: Influx of Beetroot
    oooh sounds good. i think. will try and let you know.
    • jaybee
    • By jaybee 6th Oct 04, 9:36 PM
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    Re: Influx of Beetroot
    I'll bet that white vinegar will work for the stains!

    Hate wearing gloves to work in but that would help if you can stand it.

    Loooove beetroot but never thought )or heard of) all those scrummy ideas. Will try them.
  • rach
    Re: Influx of Beetroot
    yum yum...i so love beetroot.... be careful about eating too much though you can get red poo!!!! ;D ;D
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 7th Oct 04, 9:54 AM
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    Re: Influx of Beetroot
    yum yum...i so love beetroot.... be careful about eating too much though you can get red poo!!!! !;D ;D
    pmsl. do you get pink wee too?
  • Galtizz
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    pmsl. do you get pink wee too?
    Yes you do. A couple of years ago we got called to my boyf's grandad's cause he was convinced his time was up and he was going to die that night.

    Turned out he'd eaten a whole jar of beetroot earlier and it had turned his wee pinky red! ;D
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 7th Oct 04, 11:42 AM
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    Re: Influx of Beetroot
    will have to feed the kids loads, just to surprise them. ;D
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 30th Oct 04, 8:42 PM
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    Re: Influx of Beetroot
    This thread has been extremely useful for me, thanks all who posted what to do with beetroots, as my garden is full of them!

    Just a little suggestion: do not throw the leaves away, as the small ones are very nice raw in salads and the big ones chopped in minestrone soup make it very tasty and 'earthy' and give it a lovely colour.

    Caterina
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 1st Nov 04, 9:49 AM
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    Re: Influx of Beetroot
    i always thought the leaves were poisionous, don't know why. will give that a go caterina. thanks.
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 1st Nov 04, 2:55 PM
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    Re: Influx of Beetroot
    Hi 160,

    For all I know, beetroot leaves are ok, I have eaten them always and they never did me any damage!

    The leaves are quite rich in oxalic acid, which prevents iron from being absorbed - like spinach really, which used to be thought of as a very rich source of iron, but it cannot release it easily!

    The best way to use them to maximise the nutrient value is to put them together with some food containing vitamin C, for example, leaf salad with lemon juice dressing, or chopped and cooked in soup mixed with broccoli and tomatoes etc....as vit C helps the iron to be released (don't ask me the chemistry of it please! I just know it as a nutritional fact).

    Maybe also you were thinking of rhubarb leaves, which ARE toxic!

    Hope this helps, ciao

    Caterina
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