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.

close up view of Fried Beets on a yellow plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
4 servings


  • 6 large red beets

  • ¼ cup butter

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
12g Fat
36g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 372mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 10g 37%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 18mg 91%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 1212mg 26%

* 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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