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Beet Fritters

Photo: Charles Walton
Yield 8 fritters

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. *Substitute 2 cups peeled, shredded rutabaga for beets.