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6 medium beets
Vinegar Brine*
1 Tbsp caraway seeds
2 slices of fresh horseradish [optional]

• Wash the beets.
• Remove both ends and peel off skin.
• Place peeled beets on a plastic cutting board. [Beets stain.]
• With a sharp chef’s knife cut beets in half.
• Place beets on the cut [flat] side and slice them thinly uniform.
• Bring a pot of salted water to boil and plunge in the sliced beets.
• Cook the beets until still crisp, but tender.
• While the beets cook, make the Vinegar Brine.*
• Add 1 tsp caraway seeds and the horseradish to a medium large bowl.
• Remove beets from heat and drain.
• Add the drained beets to the bowl.
• Pour the brine over the beets.
• Let dish cool, wrap and place in the fridge for a couple of days to mature.
• After two days, the beet salad is ready to eat.

*Vinegar Brine:

4 cups water
2 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup vinegar

• Place 2 cups of water in a salad bowl.
• Add tha sugar and the vinegar.
• Stir to dissolve sugar.
• Brine should be fairly strong; tangy sweet.



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