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roasted beets weren't sweet?

ducky_ducky3 Sep 20, 2010 08:15 PM

last night, i roasted beets- i peeled, cut them in cm cubes, drizzled oil, sprinkled salt, and stuck them in a 375 oven for like an hour.
my beets tasted like nothing. i added some sugar, still tasted like bland carrots.
I'm pretty sure they were cooked; it was decently soft.
did i have bad beets? did i make them wrong?

  1. scubadoo97 Sep 21, 2010 05:46 AM

    like any other vegetable or fruit, some times you get good ones and sometimes they aren't so good.

    1. greygarious Sep 21, 2010 07:22 AM

      Try tasting roasted vegetables when they are about 3/4 cooked. If they are bland or not sweet, crank the heat up another 25-50 degrees for the remainder of the time, to boost caramelization of the natural sugars. In the case you described, I'd add both sugar and a splash of balsamic or wine vinegar.

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