Saturday, November 05, 2005

Sugar Beets: Edible or No?


We received a sugar beet as a gift of sorts from a friend (Kyle) who was driving a beet truck during the harvest. He assured us that there were many old Norwegian recipes that could be found online. So, we took the thing with the intention of serving it to him the next time he visited... Take note: the sugar beet is actually white beneath all the dirt. Have you ever seen one this clean??

2 comments:

Dan said...

While waiting for a large software upgrade to load on my laptop, I decided to search for myself. I managed to find a number of enticing sugar beet recipes.

Here's a stew recipe from East Friesland (Germany):
http://www.ostfriesen-info.de/mab/menue/eng/rez1d_eng.htm#Steckr

Then there's an Olio soup from an Austrian court kitchen:
http://groups.google.com/group/soc.culture.austria/browse_thread/thread/4a3028700b8db1c0/819e8bd60284dd53?lnk=st&q=recipes+%22sugar+beets%22&rnum=57#819e8bd60284dd53

For dessert, you can have a beet cake:
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.food.cooking/browse_thread/thread/ed3c0aa724df3fbb/8aee058b58351906?lnk=st&q=recipes+%22sugar+beets%22&rnum=17#8aee058b58351906

If you have a bit more patience, you can go for beer,
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.beer.home-brewing/browse_thread/thread/e11204b20a8e7118/f66f966abd8ad36a?lnk=st&q=recipes+%22sugar+beets%22&rnum=52#f66f966abd8ad36a
or vodka,
http://groups.google.com/group/misc.survivalism/browse_thread/thread/ca9d9b7380b1c8bc/2b0ab0e279c5bbec?lnk=st&q=recipes+%22sugar+beets%22&rnum=3#2b0ab0e279c5bbec
or wine!
http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/recipe2.asp

So I hope you didn't waste that beautiful tuber. Bring one home at Thanksgiving and will try it out with the yams...

Tess said...

mmmmmmmm, sugar beets! i dont know how easy it will be to dig up one of those puppies over here! :) celia! we are both blog nerds, now! :)