Sunday, August 8, 2010

Chioggia beets

We had some credits to spend with our CSA Fresh Fork Market, so instead of just buying as much bacon as I could, I decided to get some beets as well. We've enjoyed having the fresh beets we've gotten in our weekly bag, so why not? (Don't worry, I got bacon too.)

I washed and peeled the beets, along with a couple I'd gotten at the grocery, and when I cut into them, the ones from Fresh Fork looked different inside. They were red and white striped in concentric circles, like those peppermint hard candies you see (and probably avoid) at Christmastime. Kim fired up The Google on her computing device and read the description to me. They were chioggia beets.

I did my usual preparation- bagged them in several layers of aluminum foil, drizzled with olive oil and a good shot of salt and pepper. I put them on the grill for 30 minutes or so (the accompanying flank steak got 10 minutes) and out they came. They were delicious! Here's a shot of them in preparation, with the regular beets mixed in.

What did Sam think? HOORAY for beets! (Maggie had the dissenting opinion.)

1 comment:

Jane said...

delicious--both pictures :-)