Beets with Horseradish or Polish "?wik?a".

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Author Notes: Years ago we had a lovely polish neighbor, who loved sharing her Polish Foods with us. We came to love many of her recipes. This is one of our favorites. It was always on her Easter Table. The Chrzan works perfectly with ham or kielbasa. Even my grandchildren ask "is there any red horseradish" when I serve ham.GiGi26

Makes 3 cups

  • 1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon White Vinegar
  • 2 cups Horseradish (homemade or good quality purchased)
  • 1 pound Beets
  1. Wash and trim beets. Leave the skin on until they are cooked. Beets are much easier to peel after they are cooked.
  2. Put whole beets in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer until beets are tender.
  3. Drain and cool. After the beets are cool peel and grate.
  4. In a large bowl mix together brown sugar, horseradish, vinegar and salt.
  5. Add beets and mix thoroughly.
  6. Pack in clean sterilized jars. Keep refrigerated up to 2 weeks

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over 2 years ago Nota Yannios-Juengst

Chrzan, meaning horseradish, is pronounced Hsh-on, the syllabic way is H (hard H, think of the work HE )- SH (like the sound you make when telling someone to be quiet) - ON (almost like a mix between the words on and an, pretend to say the name Anne in a british accent). now put all of that together.


over 4 years ago emilycooks

my dad and his family are 100% polish - this is a staple at easter for us! love seeing it here! can't pass up some good ol' chrzan!


over 4 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Love the magenta color the beets give this!


over 4 years ago tasteoftravel

Beets and horseradish mix is called in Polish "?wik?a". Chrzan means horseradish. Thank you for sharing this recipe!


over 4 years ago GiGi26

Thank you for clarifying this for me. Now, if I could just pronounce it. I guess we will just continue calling it good!


over 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I love this!


over 4 years ago inpatskitchen

Welcome to Food 52... this sounds wonderful! Will you make it next time I come to visit?


over 4 years ago GiGi26

If you want to make the trek today I'm making it!
I will definitely make some the next time you come!


over 4 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Mmm, yum. The idea of a mound of these with some kielbasa is irresistible. Definitely on my "must-make" list. ;o)


over 4 years ago GiGi26

Antonia, it is on my "must-make" list for TODAY.....after posting I couldn't get the thought out of my head. So, its kielbasa with chrzan for dinner tonight.