I know many of you clever-clogs microwave swedes, but has anyone done beetroot? I have just bought a load from my local farm shop - they look delicious - and rather than bake or boil as I usually do, I wondered if anyone has microwaved them?
Depends on your oven, but another way is scrub them, then put on a baking tin and bake when you've got something else in the oven. Best if it's a casserole or other slow cooked dish. Peel when they cool.
I have microwaved beetroot, but it was a long time ago. I know I used an old pyrex casserole dish with a lid, and put cold water, not much, probably a couple of tablespoonfuls, in with the beets. Then cooked them on high for approx 10 mins. I was hoping someone had used this method and would post the instructions. But for what it's worth, that was my method. The skins then slipped off easily. I also remember not cutting them, as they 'bleed'. Happy beetrooting.
I always microwave beetroot. Try to get them all the same size but if not then just remove the smaller ones first as they will cook quicker. Cut ends of roots \stalks off but do not go into the beet or they will bleed .leave 1 or 2 cms on each end to be sure. Do not pierce beets. Add cold water in Pyrex or similar dish and put beets in . Water should just cover beets. Put on high for about 12 mins . This is what I do for about 8 / 10 beets .if fewer then reduce slightly . If you like them crunchy then reduce time . I like them soft. If the beets are massive then they will take longer .