Thyme Roasted Beets
Fresh beets of similar sizes, rinsed and air dried
Place dry beets in bowl. Pour light stream of olive oil on beets and toss by hand to coat. Sprinkle generously with salt and thyme. Package beets up in foil pouch, folding and sealing sides. Place pouch in baking pan in case of leaks.
Bake in 360 degree oven for approximately 80 minutes, depending on size of beets. You can pull out of oven at an hour and check for tenderness. Beets are cooked when they are knife tender. Once cooked, remove from oven and leave in pouch to cool.
Once beets are cool enough to handle, hold beets one at a time under cool running water and allow peel to fall off. You may need to rub lightly with fingers. Cut as desired.
Serve plain or with a feta, greek or blue cheese. Sprinkle with additional thyme and salt as desired to taste. Warm or cold, as a side or on a salad.