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just looked upthread and wondering what was this Ethiopian beet salad all about? did it have potatoes? a quick google gives recipes that all have potato, which reminds me of a potato salad my evil step mum made that she called "Russian Potato Salad" that was a potato salad that had cubes of cooked beet in it. another killer application

form that slug-like grex (outdoor_miner), Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:11 (ten months ago) link

this opened to the middle of the thread with one of la lechera's beet salad pictures from 7 years ago and i was thinking, "it's 2019, she should get a phone with a better camera" lol

forensic plumber (harbl), Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:19 (ten months ago) link

i'm going to pickle beets next year

forensic plumber (harbl), Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:19 (ten months ago) link

well, this year, but when the beets start growing again

forensic plumber (harbl), Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:19 (ten months ago) link

lately i have been making the ethiopian beet salad very simply -- matchstick sliced raw beets (regular, golden, or mix of both) + raw green beans cut into 1" pieces + either queso fresco/farmer's cheese/a fancy feta (sheep milk for example) with some quality olive oil and salt/pepper. the rest of the dishes i usually make to eat with it are so heavily spiced that it's a nice counterpoint imo.

you could put potatoes into it if you want! small ones (cooked, obvs, probably boiled/cooled?)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:21 (ten months ago) link

i should definitely get a phone with a better camera in 2019 though that's for sure. my phone is probably 6 years old! i also got locked out of my flickr account for ?? a long time

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:25 (ten months ago) link

mine's old too, your pictures after that one looked fine! it just took me back to simpler times

forensic plumber (harbl), Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:28 (ten months ago) link

i love raw grated beets in a veggie wrap -- press them between paper towel first though or the juice gets everywhere

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 14 January 2019 02:23 (ten months ago) link

Civilised countries sell sliced beetroot in tins specifically so that they can go in sandwiches (and burgers)

― sans lep (sic), Sunday, 13 January 2019 18:23

Underrated giveaway you're Australian in the brackets there.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 10:09 (ten months ago) link

(The American mode of selling whole cooked beets in plastic shrinky-dinks is properly mental, though)

― sans lep (sic), Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:36 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Have never seen this in the USA but it's standard in French supermarkets, and fabulous. Would you rather have to boil them first to prepare them? Obviously we can buy raw beets as well.

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 10:45 (ten months ago) link

raw grated beets + grated apples + grated cabbage = THE BEST COLESLAW.

with a bonus of red fingertips for the next 24+ hours.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 11:08 (ten months ago) link

oh, will try that tout de suite!

i prefer fresh cooked they taste much better, imho, and i take exception to extra plastic packaging. but cooked, store-bought beets are a pretty good product and a nice convenience in a pinch. xpost

form that slug-like grex (outdoor_miner), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 13:36 (ten months ago) link

Euler: tins, the alternate container I cited, hold the juice safely inside for as much of the contents as you don’t use at first. Flappy plastic with scissor-cuts in will spill it throughout the fridge, if it didn’t get all over the counter already.

sans lep (sic), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:21 (ten months ago) link

oh I see, it's a problem with plastic over metal, ok, I can see that. we just use the whole thing every time but we're a family of five.

L'assie (Euler), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:25 (ten months ago) link


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