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Beet Salad
Germany
  -   Geriebener Rote Bete-Salat mit Merrettich
Makes
Effort:
Sched:
DoAhead:  
6 sal  
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8 hr  
Best
A salad any beet lover (and some who thought they didn't like beets) will enjoy. No dairy products in this one and the horseradish is very mild. Recipe:


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Beets
Onion
-- Dressing
Cider Vinegar
Water
Horseradish (1)  
Sugar
Caraway seeds
Salt
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Oil (2)
  1. Boil BEETS just until done through. Determine this by running a sharp skewer through the center of the largest one - it should not encounter a hard spot. Cool the beets sufficiently to handle, rub off the skins and cut out any grungy bits. Chill well.
  2. Shred Beets coarse. I cut into 1/8 inch (fine) juliennes on my Oxo mandolin. Place beets in a non-reactive mixing bowl.
  3. Slice ONIONS thin and chop very small.
  4. Mix Onions together with All Dressing Items in a saucepan. Uncovered over low heat, cook down until reduced by 1/3.
  5. Let Dressing cool until just warm, then pour over Beets, mix well and let stand at room temperature for at least an hour.
  6. A little before serving stir in Oil and taste for salt.
NOTES:
  1. Horseradish:   Fresh grated is best, but you can use a prepared horseradish that is mainly horseradish, water and acid (vinegar or citric acid). Avoid cream style horseradish sauces - those are English. For details see my page Horseradish & Sauces.
  2. Oil:   Any good salad grade oil will work fine. I favor pure olive oil (not virgin).
  3. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
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