What's the Best Way to Peel Beets?

What's the Best Way to Peel Beets?

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Faith Durand
Feb 10, 2012
Q: 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 Editor: 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 (Image: Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan)
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