Fresh Fried Beets W/Balsamic Drizzle

Cassie *

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@1lovetocook1x

I grew up eating pickled beets, fried beets, roasted beets, Harvard and so I guess you could say I love them...especially my Grams pickled beets, never had any as good as hers.

I bought some beets the other day, as I love their earthiness and how they taste when fried...Gram used to fry them, but all by themselves. I wanted to add some subtle flavor to them, without taking away their natural flavor and this is what I came up with...let me tell you they were awesome! Needless to say, I didn't share...LOL!

If you love beets, you should give them a try.

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Serves:

2 - 3

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Saute

Ingredients

5 - 6 medium
beets - boiled or roasted - skin removed - sliced about 1/4 thick
2 - 3 Tbsp
bacon fat - if you don't have any stored, fry off a few pieces of bacon
1 small
red onion- thin sliced
kosher
salt & fresh cracked black pepper
1 - 2 clove
garlic - minced
balsamic
vinegar - good quality

Directions Step-By-Step

1
I boiled my beets for about 20 minutes, until tender. Drain and let cool until can handle. ( you could use canned beets, but fresh is best.)

In my iron skillet over medium heat, I added my bacon fat - after hot, add the onion and garlic - stirring frequently so not to burn, just until tender.
2
Add the sliced beets, not overlapping, as you want them all to get a browning. Add desired kosher salt and pepper. Cook on one side for about 4 - 5 minutes, then turn and brown the other side. ( I just moved the onions and garlic to one side of pan, and occasionally stir so didn't burn on bottom, could remove if you want, while beets are browning.)
3
Once beets are browned mix with the onions and garlic - Plate, and sprinkle with a little more salt & pepper - drizzle with desired amount of balsamic and enjoy!

I may have used 1 tsp of balsamic, not a lot, as I didn't want it to take over the flavor of the beets...I love the beets made this way...I hope you do as well...

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American