Boiled Beetroot

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Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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Wash the beetroots very carefully, but do not break the skins, or they will lose colour and flavour during cooking. Put them into sufficient boiling water to cover them and boil them gently until tender, 1½—2½ hr., according to size and age. Unless to be served as a hot vegetable, leave them to cool in the cooking water before rubbing off the peel. If to be served hot, serve them with melted bu