But this was pretty high on the fun factor. The boys thought it was like excavating beet-mummies. Okay. I can run with that.
2 C medium grained salt
juice from 1 lemon
2 T fresh herbs (I used chives and parsley)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place the salt and herbs in the bottom of a baking dish. Squeeze the lemon juice over the salt and nestle your beets in the salt. Scoop the salt over the top of the beets and press firmly to create a crust.
Roast in the oven for 75-90 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Once cool, you can crack the crust and extract the beets. Peel and use the way you would use any roasted beets. I plan to slice them an use them in salad tonight. Photos and recipe of that to come.