Beet Fritters

Beet Fritters Recipe
Photo: Charles Walton

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 cups peeled, shredded beets (about 2/3 pound)*
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup soft breadcrumbs
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Vegetable oil
Sour cream


Combine first 7 ingredients in a small mixing bowl; toss well.

Pour oil to depth of 1/4 inch into a large heavy skillet; cook over medium-high heat until hot. Spoon 1/4 cup beet mixture into hot oil; flatten slightly. Repeat with remaining mixture.

Cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until done. Drain on paper towels; top with sour cream.

*Substitute 2 cups peeled, shredded rutabaga for beets.


February 1996
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