Beetroot patties

By Josephine
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Servings: 4


  • 4 large beets (600 g)
  • 200 g Apetina® Classic cubes in brine
  • 2 onions
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp psyllium seed husks or 100-150 g flour
  • a handful chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tsp salt
  • black pepper
  • butter for frying


Add different fresh herbs to your preference.


Try replacing the beef in your burger with a beetroot pattie for a great vegetarian burger.

I definitely have a crush on patties. How awesome is it that you can take all your favourite ingredients, mix them with eggs and some flour and fry up small flavour-packed patties? To me, these patties are perfect. Cheese & beetroot are among my absolute favourite ingredients – so here is a bite of my own personal food heaven.

Patties have been a staple in our freezer and fridge for a long time, and we make them according to season, mood and preferences. Beetroot patties are a wonderful autumn and winter favourite, while in summer we turn to courgette and cauliflower patties and spice them up with fresh herbs in season. We enjoy the patties as they are or topped with some white cheese, salmon, serrano ham, pesto or fresh tomatoes. These beetroot patties are also a great vegetarian alternative to the meat in a burger; it tastes delicious and with the rich and earthy flavour and texture of the beetroot you won’t miss the beef.

In this recipe, I use psyllium husk to avoid adding a lot of flour and to make the patty a bit lighter. Psyllium husk can be found in most well-stocked supermarkets or health food stores, but if you do not have psyllium husk on hand, you can easily swap it with around 150g flour for a delicious and tasty beetroot patty.


Peel and roughly grate the beetroot and onions. Place the grated beetroot and onions in a bowl with the eggs and mix thoroughly. Add the psyllium husk (or flour) and mix again. Finally, add salt, pepper, white cheese and fresh mint and mix to combine. Heat a frying pan on medium heat and add a large dollop of butter. Use your hands to shape the beetroot patties. Fry the patties on each side for 5-10 min., depending on thickness, until golden and set.


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