Catholic Recipe: Harvard Beets
Using pre-cooked beets, this is a simple side dish to serve for a large group.
Combine water, cloves, and bay leaf; boil 5 minutes. Strain; discard spices. Combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, pepper, and Ac'cent*; mix well; add to hot spice water; cook stirring, until thickened and clear. Add vinegar and butter or margarine; blend well. When butter or margarine melts, pour over cooked beets. Reheat before serving. Makes 50 servings.
*About Ac'cent: This is a form of monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is supposed to intensify flavor, but unessential in any recipe. Some people also have allergies to this ingredient.Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965