As you can see I am still on a beet kick.
Beets are so nourishing and satisfying, either cold and marinated in a composed salad, roasted with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, or (my favorite) roasted low and slow, whole and unpeeled, and eaten hot out of the oven with a drizzle of butter and flaked salt. I’ve found that eating a beet a day or every other day has been very beneficial to my digestive system as well. I had an itch to do something different with this week’s beets and came up with the idea of a beet breakfast slider.On the bottom we have a mini oatmeal pancake, followed by a thick slice of cooked beet, followed by a fried egg, and garnished with chopped fresh celery heart & leaves, pickled celery and a few dabs of sriracha.
Curiously, as I was reading through some of my favorite blogs this week, I noticed that Food52’s current contest was for “Your Best Mash Up Recipe.” Well, if this isn’t a mash up then I don’t know what is! By my accounts we’re combining 4 different concepts here — silver dollar pancake, porridge (cooked oatmeal in your pancake), slider (mini cocktail-type burger or sandwich) and tartine (open-faced).
This recipe is really easy to make and requires not too many ingredients — and if you don’t have celery or pickled celery, I would substitute parsley, a few torn salad greens, green onion, even radish . . . . and you could add cornichon or plain pickle if you want the pickle element.
In the interests of time and efficiency I am providing the link to the recipe I submitted over at Food52. Also, it’s fun to look at what other folks come up with in these contests, so have some fun exploring. My own dear blogfriend Suzanne has actually won I think at least 3 of these contests, including the most recent one for her “Salad et Oliveh.” Amazing!
Finally, thank you to all my friends near and far for the nice “welcome back” last week, especially Angie@thenovicegardener for putting together this Fiesta Friday thing that now has a life (and a self-hosted website!) of its own. And of course this week’s hosts, Dini@Giramuk’s Kitchen who is fabulously talented, whimsical and colorful; and Molly@frugalhausfrau whose blog is an absolute encyclopedia of VERY useful information regarding how to be creative and frugal in the kitchen, not to mention how to cook deliciously.