Friday, April 22, 2011

Beet Sliders with Endive Salad and Sweet Potato Strings

This recipe was adapted from an episode from Food Drives and Dives - The Gatsby Restaurant in Sacramento. I feel totally in love with the idea of a vegetarian "slider" made of grilled beets.

Belgian Endive
Sweet Potato - cut in strings
  I modified this recipe by using some unique ingredients like the endive and additional spin-offs of the sweet potato string to add that tingling crunch as you bite on that nice flavorful grilled beet

This stuff is addicting! The best part it's good for you

Endive Salad
  • 1 belgian endive ** you can use green cabbage or romaine lettuce
  • 1 green onion
  • 2 red radish
  • 1 tbsp of light mayo
  • 1tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of lime juice
Sweet Potato Strings
  • Cheese Grater or Food Processor
  • Olive Oil
  • Pepper to taste

Beet Slider
  • 2-3 beets
  • 2-3 hawaiian rolls or any type of slider bread rolls
  • 1 celery chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • handful of coriander
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • splash of onion powder
  • splash of garlic powder
  • In a pot of boiling water, add all the ingredients listed on the beet slider. Cook for 60 minutes till the beets are tender.
  • Take beets out and let it cool.
  • While the beets are cooling work on the endive salad by just combining all the ingredients together. Chill in the fridge
  • Using a cheese- grater or food processor, cut the sweet potatoes in strings.
  • Flash fry in olive oil to achieve crunch.
  • Healthy version - Coat with olive oil and roast in oven at Broil till it is crunchy and dark brown in color.
  • Heat oven at Broil temp and put in slider rolls or hawaiian rolls till it's toasted
  • Cut the beets in thick sizes and braise in a hot pan till the surface of the beets is nicely golden and carmelize
  • Put it on top of the hawaiian bread rolls, topped with endive salad, and add in the sweet potato rings.

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