Beetroot Chops Mediterranean Style
Beetroot chops put on a plate all the seasonal ingredients with vibrance and Mediterranean flavorfulness. Fried slowly under medium heat, the chops turn crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Beetroot chops are the very best recipe for vegetable chops. Are you a fan of beetroot on burgers or veggie burgers with beets, beet fritters, or vegetable chops? Read on for this easy, quick recipe that will brighten up the entire dinner table.
Are you a beet lover anyway? Or a veganista looking for some new ways to incorporate more beets into their diet? Look at some other recipes that will make you want to eat beets even more than before:
- Beet Broccoli Salad with Blood Orange Segments
- Beets and Cucumber Salad with Strawberries and Apples
Why You Need To Try Beetroot Chops
- Beautiful color – this will for sure add vibrance to your table. The more colorful your meal is, the healthier it is.
- Very versatile – You can leave the eggs out to make vegan chops, which will still taste great. Besides, you can enrich the recipe by adding more vegetables to make a more veggie chop.
- Kids-friendly recipe – Is your kid a picky eater? Well, I try to find ways to include a ‘blah’ vegetable in their diet. Beetroots are such a health treasure! These beetroot culters work!
- Perfect for meal preps – Make ahead and have them as a takeaway lunch. Perfect for large gatherings too. When they’re cold they taste just as good.
- Great on beet burgers – Paired with some Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, or your favorite spread, this is what is missing for a fantastic beetroot burger recipe.
Beetroot Chop Ingredients
- Beetroot – You want this to be the base ingredient.
- Potato – You can avoid it, but a tiny portion will add more earthy flavor to the recipe.
- Dill – Or use the herb you like. Mint, parsley, or cilantro will also work.
- Bread crumbs – this is a must for the recipe.
- Egg – The egg puts the ingredients together. So, don’t skip unless you want your chops to be crumbly.
- Garlic – a tiny clove of garlic here.
How to Make Beetroot Chops
- Make sure the ingredients are washed and cleaned. Cut both ends of the beetroot, because this way it boils quickly.
- Bring to a boil the water. Add salt generously. Then, add the beetroot and the small potato.
- In the meantime dice the dill and garlic. Crack the egg in the bowl and add the breadcrumbs.
- Once the veggies are boiled, soak them in a cold water bowl to cool down quickly.
- Unpeel them, and then use a grater for both the beet and potato. The finer the grater the better will the ingredients combine.
- Mix all the ingredients. Do not be gentle. They need to be very well incorporated with one another. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Use a ring form, or whatever other form you like to give them your preferred shape.
- Start to heat the olive oil in a pan. Use medium heat. Add the beetroot patty and be patient while flipping once in a while until they get crispy. Fry slowly because olive oil loses many of its benefits under high heat.
(Note: Deep fry is not recommended, because they absorb too much oil that way. After they cool down they remain oily on the outside but very dry on the inside. If you’re meal prepping avoid deep fry. We want to have them soft on the inside for as long as possible)
At least crumble some feta cheese on top of the beets with dill chops, as well as whatever pickle you like.
Beet Patty Variations
Explore with the ingredients. Veggies and other herbs are always a good combination, and you may use other vegetables as well. Use pumpkin, zucchini, carrots, only potatoes, add chives, add different herbs, and spices too.
Gluten-free possibilities are also optional. Alternatively, use quinoa, cous cous, and other grains as well.
Wanna have some dairy in it? Ricotta cheese is what you will need.
Do you want to make a vegetarian burger patties recipe, but not pay attention to the measurements? After 2-3 times you won’t even need a recipe, but make sure you mix the veggies, herbs, and grain well enough to look like a dough.
How To Store Beetroot Culters
Beetroot chops are great for a make-ahead lunch, party, or meal prep for the week and it is also a very freezer-friendly option.
Use airtight containers if you’re planning to eat them within 3 days.
Use zip-lock bags to freeze your vegetable chops. It is safe to eat them for up to two months.
What To Serve With Beetroot Chops?Print
Have you tried this recipe before? Leave us a comment and tell us how this recipe turned out for your family.