This our version of the popular Swedish Burger called Biff a la Lindstrom.
Biff a la Lindstrom
This dish is named after Henrik Lindström, raised by a Swedish family in St. Petersburg and later became a prominent industrialist. He often ate at the Hotel Witt in Southeast Sweden, and he taught the hotel chef how to make this beef dish with capers and beetroot. It became a hit across the country.
Try this dish for yourself and you will see why. 😊
You will need:
- 500 grams ground beef
- 100 grams pickled beetroot, drained and cut into cubes
- 2 tbsp capers, drained and chopped roughly
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, finely diced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp cooking oil
- 400 grams small potatoes, washed and cut into small wedges
- sliced rye bread
- diced pickled beetroot
- fresh parsley
- Wash and cut potatoes into small wedges. Place in a pot with water and let it boil for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside. If you have some leftover boiled potatoes, you can also use them.
- In a bowl, add all the ingredients (except cooking oil), then mix them. Don’t over mix the meat mixture as they will become too dense and tough.
- Divide the meat mixture into four and shape each portion into flat burger patties. Place in a frying over medium heat. Fry the meat for 4 minutes per side until nicely colored. Once they are done, place them on a plate and set them aside.
- Using the same frying pan, add the potatoes and fry until crisp and golden.
- Serve with whole-grain rye bread, potatoes, pickled beetroot, and fresh parsley.