Read in foil, in the oven or in the steam: here are some tips for the different cooking methods of beets
You are wondering how to cook the beets you have purchased? The answer is that there are many more ways than you can imagine. The method traditional and perhaps best known in all our kitchens, because simple and fast, it is that of beets read, ideal side dish for many main courses. But it is not the only one: here are some useful indications for those who are looking for ideas.
First you need to cut the stems with the leaves and any roots and wash the beets. After drying them with a cloth, put them in a pan and cover them with cold water. At this point it is added a little salt and sugar and it boils everything a low flame for three quarters of an hour. After it is necessary to take back the beets, pass them under cold water for a moment, remove the peel, cut them into slices and therefore serve as you prefer. In salads or simply seasoned with oil or lemon, it's a matter of taste.
Another type of cooking is oven cooking, to be preheated a 200 degrees before starting with the preparation. After passing the beets under running cold water, you have to divide them into four equal parts, arrange everything on a previously greased pan or with parchment paper, season with a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt and bake for about forty-five minutes. It is important to remember turn the beets halfway through cooking, however, waiting for the required three quarters of an hour before serving them once again as a side dish or as a single dish.
To cook the beets in foil, on the other hand, you first need to peel the vegetables and deprive them of leaves and roots. Also this time it is necessary to leave by passing the beets under running water to eliminate any residual earth. The oven is preheated to 200 degrees and then they lie down on paper tinfoil the beetroots into wedges, adding a drizzle of oil, salt and a sprinkling of pepper. At this point the foil is carefully closed obtaining a foil and leave it in the oven for half an hour.
Finally, to prepare the steamed beets, you need to cut them into wedges, after washing them, and pouring them into the appropriate pan, where we will boil two fingers of water over high heat. Once the beets are softened, they are passed under cold water and the skins are removed with a damp cloth before being brought to the table.