Boil the beets until they’re easily penetrated with a skewer or knife, about 45 minutes. Drain, allow to cool slightly, and peel by pinching the peel between your thumb and the side of a paring knife and pulling it away in strips. Cut off stubborn patches with a knife. Cut into wedges or slice into rounds about ¼ inch [.5 cm] thick.
Put the potatoes into a pot with enough cold water to