1 - Take young beets and wash them very clean.
2 - Put them in a kettle and add very little boiling water.
3 - Salt the water when they are partly cooked.
4 - When they have cooked tender, drain them well in a colander.
5 - Add butter, salt and pepper, and serve very hot.
6 - If preferred, they may be cooked like spinach and chopped fine.