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How to cook farm fresh beets

Gorgeous beets can be sweet as candy and these beautiful babies are from Priapi Gardens in Cecilton, MD

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This is star anise. It has a licorice like taste and is available at most stores now but definitely at Whole Foods

This is star anise. It has a licorice like taste and is available at most stores now but definitely at Whole Foods

Start with beautiful fresh beets preferably with the tops on them. The tops should be crisp, fresh, and free if major damage.

Start with beautiful fresh beets preferably with the tops on them. The tops should be crisp, fresh, and free if major damage.

Rinse them well to remove any loose earth or weeds

Rinse the beets in cold water and wipe clean with a towel

Rinse the beets in cold water and wipe clean with a towel

Beautiful beet greens.

Beautiful beet greens.

Cut the garlic head in half and the shallots in quarters. Cover the beets barely with water and add the salt, peppercorns, garlic, shallots, and hand crushed bay leaves.

Cut the garlic head in half and the shallots in quarters. Cover the beets barely with water and add the salt, peppercorns, garlic, shallots, and hand crushed bay leaves.

Place the pan in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until a knife enters them with no resistance. If you're not sure, taste one! You'll know; )

Place the pan in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until a knife enters them with no resistance. If you're not sure, taste one! You'll know; )

*note that the beets used here are the diameter of a silver dollar or a little bigger. Larger beets will require more cooking time.

Pull the beets from the oven and they should look like this.

Pull the beets from the oven and they should look like this.

Shock the beets to stop the cooking process by putting a few scoops of ice over them

Shock the beets to stop the cooking process by putting a few scoops of ice over them

Remove the beets from the water. They should now peel easily by either rubbing them with a kitchen towel or just your bare hand. Enjoy them any way you'd like!

  • 12.0bnch Beets
  • 1.0 Garlic
  • 2.0pch Black peppercorns
  • 2.0 Shallots
  • 4.0 Bay leafs
  • 4.0 Star anise
  • 1/2c Kosher salt
  • A pan large enough to hold beets
  • A towel you don't care to mess up
  • Aluminum foil