Red Beet Fritters


Red beets are preferable to use for this dessert dish if you want to give your fritters a pretty pink color. But this recipe can be used for golden beets as well as other root vegetables.

Fry the beet fritters in unsalted butter. It can be heated to a much higher temperature without burning, and its flavor will not interfere with the taste of the dish.

You can use leftover cooked beets for this easy recipe, and serve it for brunch or as a light lunch. Adding a little brandy gives a touch of class to this simple beet dish, but it is, of course, optional. Be careful adding sugar - the beets are naturally sweet.

Beet Fritters recipe

Serves 2

What you’ll need:

  • One large beetroot
  • Yolks of four eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 3 tablespoon of cream
  • Sugar to taste
  • Grated nutmeg
  • Grated peel of half a lemon
  • One glass of brandy

What to do:

  1. Boil a large beet until it is tender. When cool enough to handle, chop or grate finely in a food processor or by hand.
  2. Add the yolks of four beaten eggs, flour, and cream. Sweeten to taste, grate in some nutmeg and the peel of half a lemon. Add a glass of brandy. Mix all well together, and fry the fritters in butter on preheated skillet over medium heat.
  3. Serve hot garnished with candied fruits, apricot preserves, or green sprigs of myrtle or rosemary leaves.

More beet recipes? Try these recommendations:
Vegetable Latkes


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