November 01, 2020 2 min read

Another fun way to enjoy the mellow sweetness of this tasty ingredient: beetroot! Coated with crispy breadcrumbs and paired with a Dibble Sour Cream and chives dip made with Dibble Mayo, this deep fried beetroot recipe can be your ultimate appetizer or snack. It's quick to prepare and the crispiness of the breadcrumbs matches perfectly with the sweetness from the deep fried beetroot. And when you add the tanginess from the dipping to it, wow! Time to fire up your deep fryer and don’t look back!

Prep Time 30 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Serves 2-4

Difficulty Easy


Deep-Fried Beets

  • 8 canned baby beets

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons plus ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups vegetable oil 

Sour Cream and Chives Dip

  • 3/4 cup Dibble Sour Cream

  • 1/4 cup Dibble Mayo
  • 1 heaped Tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • 1/4 lemon wedge, juice only
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Deep-Fried Beets
  1. Rinsed baby beets from the can and leave to side.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together shallot, vinegar, mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add the baby beets in and coat evenly with the marinade. Cover and leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together corn starch and water to create a viscous paste for the batter. 

  4. Prepare the breading station. Flour on the first bowl, corn starch mixture on the second bowl and breadcrumbs seasoned with salt and pepper for the third bowl. 
  5. Remove the beets out of the marinade, making sure to let the excess sauce drip back into the bowl. Dip in the first bowl, shake off remaining flour. Dip again into the second bowl and then coat with the breadcrumbs on the third bowl. Repeat this process until all beets are evenly coated.
  6. In a bottom heavy pot, heat up the vegetable oil until it reaches 180°C. Fry the beets a few at a time for around 2 minutes each until evenly golden brown.
  7. Let the excess oil drip on a drying rack.

Sour Cream and Chives Dip

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together Dibble Sour Cream, Dibble Mayo, chives, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper until evenly combined.
  2. Serve with the deep-fried beets.
  3. Enjoy!


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