fermenting beets - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 7 Old 11-17-2009, 05:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
ursusarctos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have some beets I was planning to ferment. Anything I should know? I figured I would just peel them and cut them up, then put them in a canning jar with brine.

Me treehugger.gif and DH caffix.gif and sweet baby DD heartbeat.gif born 08/2011.

ursusarctos is offline  
#2 of 7 Old 11-17-2009, 05:53 PM
 
cristeen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 14,791
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I cook them first. I don't care for raw beets.

Cristeen ~ Always remembering our stillheart.gif  warrior ~ Our rainbow1284.gif  is 3, how'd that happen?!?! 

We welcomed another rainbow1284.gifstillheart.gif  warrior in May 2012!! 

2012 Decluttering challenge - 575/2012

cristeen is offline  
#3 of 7 Old 11-17-2009, 06:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
ursusarctos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's possible to ferment cooked stuff?

Me treehugger.gif and DH caffix.gif and sweet baby DD heartbeat.gif born 08/2011.

ursusarctos is offline  
#4 of 7 Old 11-17-2009, 07:00 PM
 
Aubergine68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: in the soul's garden
Posts: 2,942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I made beet kvass (you can google the recipe) with raw beets. Basically chopped beets in brine. I'm drinking the liquid as a tonic, haven't tried the beets, actually.

I fermented beet greens and grated horseradish in brine and it turned out yummy.
Aubergine68 is offline  
#5 of 7 Old 11-17-2009, 07:02 PM
 
JoyfulLioness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The recipe in Nourishing Traditions says to roast them first at 300 degrees for 3 hours then pickle

First babe due Summer 2010! IVF babe after 3.5 years TTC
JoyfulLioness is offline  
#6 of 7 Old 11-17-2009, 07:09 PM
 
snowbunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: The Mountains
Posts: 1,593
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I do mine raw - just peel them, julienne, salt, smash. I've never needed to use a brine because the beets and salt seem to create enough liquid.

I blog traditional foods and Weston A Price at Nourished Kitchen. See my healthy recipes.
snowbunny is offline  
#7 of 7 Old 11-17-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Metasequoia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: In the village
Posts: 5,696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I julienne mine (raw) & pack into jars with julienned carrots & fresh ginger. I make a brine (about 5.4%), pour it over & that's it. They're reeeeaally good.

Homeschoolin' Mama chicken3.gifto Dd1 2/3/00, Dd2 1/13/03, Ds1 3/11/06 & Ds2 11/18/10!!
Metasequoia is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off