Gerry tried a new beet recipe, and he's eating it right now. Not me. Don't even go there. But if you like beets...
Orange Beets, from Too Many Tomatoes, Squash, Beans, and Other Good Things: A Cookbook for When Your Garden Explodes. (Serves 4.)
Layer in buttered casserole:
6 raw medium beets, peeled and sliced
3 tablespoons of bread crumbs
1/4 cup sugar (Gerry left it out.)
Pour over beets:
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup orange juice
Cover and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.
Add a layer of buttered breadcrumbs to the top and run under broiler.
Notice anything missing? In the interest of full disclosure, the way the recipe is printed in the book is sort of confusing. Gerry thought the three tablespoons of breadcrumbs were just for on top, so he didn't layer them in between.
And THEN we got wrapped up playing "Black Magic Woman" on Guitar Hero and let them burn a little. Eek. Nevertheless, this is the first beet recipe that Gerry likes! He says the orange juice gives the beets a nice acidic touch that's almost like pickling, but easier and (in his opinion) tastier. I asked how they'd be with the breadcrumbs layered in between, and he said, "Even better." Well, we have more beets this week, so he can try again!