How do you peel beets? I used to roast beets and found it fairly easy to rub off the skins. I usually microwave them now and sometimes the skins rub off easily, but most of time I have to peel them with a knife. How long do you have to cool them under a cold water rinse? It seems like the longer they cool, the easier it is to slip the skin off. It just doesn't make sense to me.
I love beets but don't make them often enough to keep the process straight. Any suggestions?
Sent by Gail
Readers, do you have any advice for Gail? The paper towel method has always worked well for me, but then, I do roast my beets — I haven't ever used the microwave to cook them.
Related: Tip: How To Roast and Peel Beets
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