sauteed beet greens
- iheartcooking Oct 18, 2010 04:24 PM
...is it necessary to blanch them first? They're pretty young, and I'm worried I'd overcook them.
Then again, if I skip this step will they be bitter and tough?
It's not even necessary to cook them. Young beet greens are good raw. I also enjoy them stirred into hot rice, so that they wilt but don't really cook.
I find them to be hardier than spinach but less so than chard, if that helps. They will wilt quickly with a sauté. I also don't find them bitter at all.
I sauté chopped onion and chopped garlic in EVOO then toss in well rinsed and chopped beet greens. Stir-fry for a few minutes, season to taste...I just add sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, sometimes a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. Buon appetito...!