Can’t beet this….

Pickled beetroot

I harvested beetroot last week from my garden and it was so satisfying pickling, making relish and cooking up beetroot chips…yum

Beetroot harvest

As Phil and I wrote in the harvest section of the latest ABC Organic Gardener mag beetroots are so easy to grow and cook. Once you have eaten fresh beetroot you won’t go back to canned beetroot. Pickling is easy all you need to do is slice cooked and peeled 4 medium sized beetroots into rounds and place into a sterilised jar.

Boil up 150mls of vinegar of your choice with 4 tablespoons brown sugar add some whole spices and stir until sugar dissolves. Pour the hot brew over the sliced beetroot and seal with a lid.

I also made beetroot chips. peel and finely slice a beetroot. Heat up vegetable oil in a saucepan to 180C. Add the beetroot in batches and cook for 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with salt. Enjoy.

For more recipes and tips on growing and harvesting with beetroot buy the Nov/Dec ABC Organic mag.

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