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Fried Beets on a square white plate.

Fried Beets with Ginger Balsamic Glaze

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


A simple, healthy, and delicious side dish. If you like beets or want to give them a try, this is a perfect starting dish to learn about just how good these vegetables can be. 


  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 Tablespoon Honey
  • 2 dozen small beets, boiled and halved or a dozen medium beets quartered
  • 3 Tablespoon Butter
  • Salt, pepper to taste


  1. Add vinegar and ginger to a saucepan and cook on low until reduced by 1/2, about 10-15 minutes
  2. Stir in honey and set sauce aside
  3. Melt butter in a frying pan at medium-high
  4. Add beets and fry for approximately 5 minutes
  5. Add sauce to the frying pan and mix well.
  6. Remove and serve



  • Use fresh beets if you can, but canned beets works well, also.
  • Only add honey at the end of reducing your balsamic vinegar.
  • For more calories and better flavor, use more butter. Butter is good.
  • An economical Balsamic Vinegar is appropriate for this dish, but use what you like!


  • Serving Size: 1/4 full recipe
  • Calories: 233
  • Sugar: 30 g
  • Sodium: 652 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 23 mg

Keywords: Fried Beets