Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
Posted for ZWT3, taken from the net. In Sweden, these spicy hamburgers are frequently served with a fried egg set atop each, in which case they are made larger and thicker
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons onions, finely chopped
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon capers, drained & finely chopped
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- fresh ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄4 cup beet, drained and finely chopped (fresh cooked and or or canned)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 eggs, fried (optional)
- In a small pan, melt the 1 tablespoon of butter.
- When the foam subsides, add the onions and cook for 2 or 3 minutes or until they are soft and transparent, but not brown.
- Scrape into a large bowl and add the meat, egg yolks, capers, salt, pepper and white vinegar.
- Mix together and moisten with the heavy cream.
- Then stir in the drained chopped beets. Shape the mixture into 12-14 round patties, about 2-3 inches in diameter. Note: if using the fried eggs, make into four patties.
- In a heavy large skillet, heat the butter and oil.
- When the foam subsides, add the patties 3 or 4 at a time and cook over moderately high heat for 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until they are a deep brown.
- In Sweden, these spicy hamburgers are frequently served with a fried egg set atop each, in which case they are made larger and thicker.
i was looking for something to use up the extra beets in the house. i used organic pork sausage instead of ground beef, two eggs instead of the egg yolks, 1/2 a chopped onion, and left out the butter and oil because there was enough grease in the sausage to keep it moist. the egg on top really made the dish, my family loved it!