From the Thermador and Tastespotting Ultimate Recipe Contest
Submitted by: Erin Wysocarski
This is a really pretty and simple rustic dish that would look great on a holiday table. Erin loves beets and preparing them in this way really lets their flavor and essence come through. She serves this every year and everyone loves it, and since it is so easy and quick to make. She thought that others would like to have the recipe/method as well!
Makes 3-4 servings, depending on the size of the beets.
2 large beets, washed and peeled
1/3 cup olive oil, plus more as needed
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar, plus more as needed
salt and pepper
1 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with aluminum foil and grease lightly with some olive oil. Slice the beets on a mandoline slicer and arrange on the baking sheets so they are slightly overlapping each other. Douse with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and flip all of the beets over. Roast for an additional 10-15 minutes, ensuring that the beets do not burn. Once they are done, sprinkle with the fresh thyme and then let them rest on the baking sheets for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and serve immediately.