Fried Beets


"My mom loved these and I have never heard of anyone preparing beets quite this way! Not exactly a health-food, but so tasty! Mother said, 'Cook them until they're burned.' She was right! You may also need to add a little more butter or margarine if they seem to need it."
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1 h 20 m servings 262 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 262 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 469 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add beets and cook uncovered until slightly tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, rinse, and cut ends from each beet.
  2. Place beets in a saucepan with about 2 inches of water. Cover saucepan and bring water to a boil; cook beets until tender, about 20 minutes. Remove beets from water and immediately immerse in a bowl of ice water to cool. Pull peels off the beets. Slice beets into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
  3. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; fry beets, flipping occasionally, until lightly blackened, about 20 minutes. Season beets with salt and pepper.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Margarine can be substituted for the butter.