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Inlagda Rödbetor

Inlagda rodbetor Swedish pickled beets

(Swedish pickled beets)

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Inlagda rödbetor is a simple yet beautiful side dish popular throughout Scandinavia. In Denmark it is known as syltede rødbeder.

4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • White vinegar -- 1/2 cup
  • Water -- 1/2 cup
  • Sugar -- 1/2 cup
  • Salt -- 1 teaspoon
  • Pepper -- pinch
  • Beets, cooked, peeled and sliced into rounds -- 2 cups

Method

  1. Bring the vinegar, water, sugar, salt and pepper to a boil in a non-reactive saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes to completely dissolve sugar.
  2. Place the beets in a stainless steel or glass bowl. Pour hot vinegar mixture over the beets, cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Inlagda Rödbetor Variations

  • The beets can be diced, julienned or cut into wedges to vary their presentation.
  • Try using golden or chiogga beets for a different color and flavor.

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