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Jan 17, 2010 06:08 PM

Beet greens? How to prepare?

Any tips on preparing beet greens? I have not done it before and would love to be able to not discard the leafy tops! Please and thank you!

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    1. Rinse them very well.

      I like to braise them with olive oil and bacon, they will cook down and be full of flavor. The leaf is concentrated and just be aware that like the beet, it will cause you to have red urine.

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      1. re: normalheightsfoodie

        I braise them as you do but use pancetta instead of bacon and add sliced garlic.
        Very delicious.

        1. re: Gio

          I love pancetta. My daughter likes if for Breakfast.

          We do not always have that in the house so I suggested bacon, my first inclination was for pancetta.

      2. About a year ago when my husband was on a roasted beet spree, I made Alton Brown's Beet Green Gratin I would definitely do that again with any kind of green, it was delecious. Thank you for reminding me of this great preparation!

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        1. re: MrsPaw

          A quick steam also works. Serve with quick dressing of choice.

        2. simmer them in a can of coconut milk with about a tablespoon of peanut butter, really good!

          1. I sautee or blanch them and then put them in a baking dish and dump some feta and an egg or two over them to make a crustless quiche.