Beets are an exceedingly good vegetable, good to the taste and pleasing to the eye. They make an excellent soup, are a fine addition to some salads and may be served as a vegetable in a variety of ways.
The first thing to do after washing the beets is to boil until tender. Then plunge them into cold water and slip off the skins.
Young, small, baby beets are usually served whole, but if they are larger ones, cut in slices and cook as follows:
Six beets boiled and sliced, 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons sugar, a little salt.
In the saucepan place butter and sugar and when a sirup is formed add beets and cook slowly for ten minutes.