A couple of times during Iron Chefettes I mentioned that beets are one of those vegetables I have a hard time feeling any love for. Last time, Rudee described an interesting sounding dish in the comments, and several others seconded her vote. What choice did I have but to try it? Especially since I had a few beets still cluttering up my veggie drawer. Nothing to lose, right?
The first step involved roasting the beets. I had done this with the last IC, and found plain roasted beets to be better than, say, boiled beets, but nowhere near approaching the nirvana of bacon. However, this had a few more steps, and they looked promising.
Finally, I sliced the beets, layered them with a good-quality goat cheese, and swirled my balsamic vinegary goodness all over it. Pretty, isn't it? Even I, who have zero presentation skills, would not have been too embarrassed to serve this to guests.
It still tasted like beets.
Beets with alternating bites of great goat cheese and lovely balsamic syrup.
But the beets dominated.
It would have been better to have goat cheese drizzled with syrup. And some nice bread.
And no beets.
Oh, and blogless Don? Your suggestion of making beet vodka? Because that would use up even more beets--and taste like beets. So, um...no. Thanks. But no.
If this isn't horror enough for you, I give you: Teen 2, dressed for Halloween.
Enjoy pondering that, and happy Halloween!