Magdas All Time Favourite Meal
I bet everybody has meals that you love from the past, the flavours you remember and seek when you’re an adult. I have a couple of meals and products like that. One I already shared with you – potatoes with cream cheese. Another is meatballs with hot beetroots and potatoes.
Yes, I know for some of you it may sound terrible – I believe Cookies was frightened when my mom served him this meal first time. But in time he learned to like it alot and now I just have to buy over 2 kg of beets, so I can serve this dish for 2 days. This meal is relatively cheap and can be easily served 2 or in extreme cases even 3 days in a row – I could actually eat it 3 days in a row 0_o. But I just love it!
I won’t give you recipe for meatballs cos I bet you have your own, created few generations ago and enhanced through years. Potatoes are the best served mashed… but whole can be as well, you can just mash it with beets on your plate 0_o.
2 – 2,5 kg (4-5 lb) beetroots (buy bigger ones – it will be easier to grate if you don’t have a mixer-grinder)
200ml 18% sour cream
1 lemon, juiced
salt to taste
3 dag backfat (słonina)
Clean beets and place in the big cooking pot. Cover with cold water and boil until a fork goes easy in (Cookies boils it in the morning, drains it and I finish when I come back from work). Let it cool down.
Use rubber gloves and peel the beets, shred/grind beets on the smallest edges – it has to create complete pulp. Don’t worry with juice running while shredding/grinding. If your gloves rip and your hands become fuchsia – don’t worry again, use some lemon juice to get rid of the discoloration.
Dice backfat into cubes, add into a high sides pot and fry until you have around 2 tablespoons of grease and some cracklings (my mom was adding a tablespoon of flour but I don’t think it’s necessary). Put beets on the grease and stir fry until hot and bubbly. Spice with sour cream, salt and lemon juice.
If beets taste to sour or bitter add a teaspoon of sugar, fructose or splenda.
Beetroots taste the best with meatballs and potatoes. Though you can serve it with anything you like.
Until next time, take care of yourself and each other 0_o
P.S. Cookies thoughts: I really despised these at first, and then seriously I come around to them, to now the point, I actually “crave” them with the meal… now on the other hand, I have yet to warm up to BEET SOUP, and I seriously doubt I ever will. But strange stuff has happened… henceforth my liking of WARM MASHED BEETS 😀