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Secret to Peeling Roasted Beets?

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ViolentScarlet Apr 13, 2012 02:01 PM

I love roasted beets and I've made them several times but always have loads of trouble at the peeling process. I've tried peeling them several different times and ways: before roasting, after they're cold and refrigerated, right after they're warm enough to touch, with my bare hands, rubbing with a paper towel, rubbing them with olive oil before roasting, and so on, but I can never get them to peel easily. I always end up taking off more of the actual beet than I want or only being able to peel off a tiny bit at a time and the rubbing thing doesn't seem to work for me. And when I peel them pre-roasting they just don't taste as good.
Does anyone have any tips or tricks as to how to get beets to peel easier? I've tried eating them with the peel on and it's just not as good to me that way.

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    magiesmom RE: ViolentScarlet Apr 13, 2012 02:30 PM

    I peel them as soon as they are coolish and the peel comes right off. I think maybe you are not cooking them enough.

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