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Subject: Beet potato salad recipes?
Newsgroups: nf.general,rec.food.cooking,rec.food.veg

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From: David Dalton 
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 18:34:07 -0230
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Anyone have a good innovative recipe for
beet potato salad?   I could search recipe
sites for some but would rather get direct
recommendations.   Of course I will also
glance in cookbooks and perhaps recipes web sites,
and may ask my chef brother (that last may be 
the easiest).   Or I could improvise one,
like borscht so with beet and sour cream and
some spice and with lots of potato too.

For those on nf.general , I'd love to
know a few different traditional Newfoundland
recipes espeially since beets and potatos
are staple local crops.

I also asked about this just now on moderated
groups rec.food.recipes and rec.food.veg.cooking
(the second more for vegan variants) but since
those are moderated my posts there would show up
a bit later than this one.

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From: Karen 
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 21:25:48 GMT
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Pretty simple.....cook potatoes and mash with some miracle whip. Mash some
beets and add to the potatoes, add a little of the juice to make the colour
darker. Add whatever spices you like, I'd only add salt and onion powder. Of
course there are probably many different variations.

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From: Audrey 
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 19:32:49 -0230
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Karen wrote:
> Pretty simple.....cook potatoes and mash with some miracle whip. Mash some
> beets and add to the potatoes, add a little of the juice to make the colour
> darker. Add whatever spices you like, I'd only add salt and onion powder. Of
> course there are probably many different variations.

That's the one I would use - the more beet juice the better.

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From: sackv[at]uni-duesseldorf.de (Victor Sack)
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 23:43:34 +0200
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David Dalton wrote:
> Anyone have a good innovative recipe for
> beet potato salad?

Can't help with the innovative part, but here is a very tasty version of
the Russian 'vinegret'.  I have recently witnessed one Barb Schaller
delectating over a much inferior, though even beetier, version, so draw
your own conclusions.

                Vinegret

2-3 medium-sized beets, cooked (preferably baked) and diced
4-5 potatoes, cooked and diced
2 salty, not vinegary, cucumbers (pickles), diced
1 onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, diced
sunflower oil and vinegar for dressing, or, alternatively, sour cream
salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, taking care not to break up the diced
vegetables.  Add oil and a little vinegar to taste.  Serve cold.

Some recipes call for adding hard-boiled eggs, cold meats or chicken, or
finely chopped herring.  I prefer the above version, though.

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From: Melba's Jammin' 
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 08:08:02 -0500
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Victor Sack wrote:
> Can't help with the innovative part, but here is a very tasty version of
> the Russian 'vinegret'.  I have recently witnessed one Barb Schaller
> delectating over a much inferior, though even beetier, version, so draw
> your own conclusions.

Delectating?   My conclusion is yer hallucinatin' again, Bubba.  And 
making up words.
It still sounds disgustingly pink to me.

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 22 Apr 2004 13:26:31 GMT
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>Barb Schaller conversates:
>
>> David Dalton be doodling:
>>
>> I have recently witnessed one Barb Schaller delectating over a much inferior, 
>> though even beetier, version
>
>Delectating?   My conclusion is yer hallucinatin' again, Bubba.  And 
>making up words.

Barb, go easy on Bubba Dalton, the Eubonic hillybilly... he be just trying to
conversate widju.

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From: Melba's Jammin' 
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 09:56:35 -0500
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Sheldon wrote:
> Barb, go easy on Bubba Dalton, the Eubonic hillybilly... he be just 
> trying to conversate widju.

Wrong Bubba, Sheldon.  "-)

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From: sackv[at]uni-duesseldorf.de (Victor Sack)
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 11:02:40 +0200
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Melba's Jammin' wrote:

> Delectating?   My conclusion is yer hallucinatin' again, Bubba.

Your conclusion won't stand, because I can supply no fewer than three
witnesses of said delectation in addition to moi mÍme, as you well know.
Eating vinegret made you so happy that you at once started to sing the
old Soviet anthem in original Russian - with a lot of feeling, too.  I
remember telling you to slow down a bit.

>  And 
> making up words.

Which ones?

> It still sounds disgustingly pink to me.

It doesn't much matter how it sounds to you, for it only proves that the
one who is hallucinating is you, silly Queenie.  It matters how that
vinegret *looks* - and it looks purple.  And the one that delighted you
so much was purple also, as any self-respecting Russian vinegret ought
to be, unless disguised with dairy.  So there!

Bubba

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From: Melba's Jammin' 
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 09:55:42 -0500
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Victor Sack wrote:

> > Delectating?   My conclusion is yer hallucinatin' again, Bubba.
> 
> Your conclusion won't stand, because I can supply no fewer than three
> witnesses of said delectation in addition to moi mÍme, as you well know.
> Eating vinegret made you so happy that you at once started to sing the
> old Soviet anthem in original Russian - with a lot of feeling, too.  I
> remember telling you to slow down a bit.

No happiness involved, Bucko.  I was just showing off my Russian 
language skill -- or lack thereof.  Want me to sing the song with the 
apples and pears, too?  ". . . . jabloki i grushi. . . "

> >  And making up words.

> Which ones?

Delectating.

> > It still sounds disgustingly pink to me.
> 
> It doesn't much matter how it sounds to you, for it only proves that the
> one who is hallucinating is you, silly Queenie.  

Must've been the raspberry vodka.

> It matters how that vinegret *looks* - and it looks purple.  And the 
> one that delighted you so much was purple also, as any self-respecting 
> Russian vinegret ought to be, unless disguised with dairy.  So there!

Bubba, yer getting off track here.  You and I will NEVER see eye to eye 
about the beet thing.   Gandhi couldn't make it happen.  My remarks 
early on in this thread were to convey the thought that a combinaton of 
red beets and white potatoes would, by virtue of the strength of the 
beet color, render the resulting mixture a disgusting shade of pink.  I 
understand pink gelatin salad things, but not vegetable salads.  Get it?

I've just posted a picture on my webpage, subject: "Delectating"?  You 
Decide.   

So there yourself!

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From: sackv[at]uni-duesseldorf.de (Victor Sack)
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 11:58:45 +0200
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Melba's Jammin'  wrote:

> Victor Sack wrote:
> 
> > Melba's Jammin' wrote:

[of Barb delectating over a beety vinegret]

> No happiness involved, Bucko.

Yeah, right!

>  I was just showing off my Russian 
> language skill -- or lack thereof.  Want me to sing the song with the
> apples and pears, too?  ". . . . jabloki i grushi. . . "

You already did, at G's place.  A great performance it was, too, with
not even a beetroot or a raspberry vodka in sight.  However, next time
make it "jablo*n*i", "apple trees", will you, please?

> > >  And making up words.
> 
> > Which ones?
> 
> Delectating.

Look it up in The OED.

> Must've been the raspberry vodka.

Should've tried the pepper one instead - it was really great!

> Bubba, yer getting off track here.  You and I will NEVER see eye to eye
> about the beet thing.   Gandhi couldn't make it happen.

Eh?  Whoever was it who thought up Barb's Beety Beauty, then?  Gandhi?

>  My remarks 
> early on in this thread were to convey the thought that a combinaton of
> red beets and white potatoes would, by virtue of the strength of the 
> beet color, render the resulting mixture a disgusting shade of pink.  I
> understand pink gelatin salad things, but not vegetable salads.  Get it?

So, what is your take on Barb's Beety Beauty, again?

> I've just posted a picture on my webpage, subject: "Delectating"?  You
> Decide.   

Yeah, but the picture was taken *way* after swallowing and is just
showing your post-orgasmic depression.

Bubba

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From: Koko 
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 21:34:21 -0700
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Melba's Jammin' wrote:
>Bubba, yer getting off track here.  You and I will NEVER see eye to eye 
>about the beet thing.   Gandhi couldn't make it happen.  

Barb, 
I am probably one of your biggest fans on this newsgroup, but calling
upon the name of Gandhi ___really___ after all, Gandhi was a deeply
religious man, he walked around barefooted and  had a sparse
vegetarian diet that gave him bad breath, some would say that he was a
supercalousedfragilmysticplaguedwithhalitosis. 
Shame, shame.   ;-)

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From: Melba's Jammin' 
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 08:11:59 -0500
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Koko wrote:
> I am probably one of your biggest fans on this newsgroup, but calling
> upon the name of Gandhi ___really___ after all, Gandhi was a deeply
> religious man, he walked around barefooted and  had a sparse
> vegetarian diet that gave him bad breath, some would say that he was a
> supercalousedfragilmysticplaguedwithhalitosis. 
> Shame, shame.   ;-)

ROFL!!!   That THWACK sound ringing in your ears is me thwacking you 
upside the haid!!

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From: Melba's Jammin' 
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 16:48:31 -0500
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David Dalton wrote:
> Anyone have a good innovative recipe for
> beet potato salad?  

All I can see is pink salad that's not Jell-o.  Eeeww.  That's a 
terrible thing to do to potatoes.

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From: hahabogus 
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 22:13:04 GMT
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Melba's Jammin' wrote:
> All I can see is pink salad that's not Jell-o.  Eeeww.  That's a 
> terrible thing to do to potatoes.

I've been thinking about a key lime chicken pot pie recipe lately.

It involves lime jello, cream cheese, cool whip pured over some chicken and 
rice...

Does that help?
 
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From: Melba's Jammin' 
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 18:09:19 -0500
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hahabogus wrote:
> I've been thinking about a key lime chicken pot pie recipe lately.
> 
> It involves lime jello, cream cheese, cool whip pured over some chicken and 
> rice...
> 
> Does that help?

Help what?  The thought that a beet and potato salad would be palatable?  
No.

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From: gregorymorrow[at]earthlink.net (Gregory Morrow)
Date: 21 Apr 2004 22:03:17 -0700
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Melba's Jammin' wrote:
> All I can see is pink salad that's not Jell-o.  Eeeww.  That's a 
> terrible thing to do to potatoes.

Now Barb, don't you know that beets are good for the liver...???

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From: Melba's Jammin' 
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 08:14:24 -0500
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Gregory Morrow wrote:
> Now Barb, don't you know that beets are good for the liver...???

I always heard they're good for your blood - folic acid and all that.
And that salad request still sounds disgustingly pink to me.

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From: Gregory Morrow 
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 14:54:32 GMT
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Barb wrote:
> I always heard they're good for your blood - folic acid and all that.
> And that salad request still sounds disgustingly pink to me.

I adore beets but yeah, they do "bleed" all over the place....

In Prague years ago I had a "Russky Salat" made with herring, onions,
potatoes, and beets with a mayo dressing...it was delish but the pinkish
color *was* kinda weird.

I suppose one could use those golden beets if they're available...???

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From: Michael 
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 13:18:16 -0000
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Melba's Jammin' seeing her/his name in stars wrote:
> All I can see is pink salad that's not Jell-o.  Eeeww.  That's a 
> terrible thing to do to potatoes.

Don't listen to Barb.  She's a beet hater from way back. I have to admit, 
she gave me an unpleasant mental image with the Jell-o ;(

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From: D. Winsor 
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 23:32:11 -0230
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Beet cabbage salad

6-8 cups of shredded cabbage
2 apples chopped up
1 cup of fresh or frozen peas
Mayo to taste
Chopped beet and juice to taste
Lemon juice
Pepper ground and a little mint

Mmmmmmm....

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From: notbob 
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 16:04:18 GMT
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David Dalton wrote:
> Anyone have a good innovative recipe for
> beet potato salad?

heh heh...

If you haven't noticed by now, this is not a beet friendly town.  Even beet
recipes that have been posted here a jillion times are not likely to be
offered up by the long entrenched "better dead than red" crowd.  But, I just
happen to have what you seek.  Follow this link:

http://makeashorterlink.com/?A2A232918

....and read the whole thread, as I elaborate on details in subsequent post.

Neener, neener, Barb!  ;)


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