Recipe courtesy of East Side King

Beet Home Fries

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 3 servings
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Ingredients

3 large red beets (equal size), washed and patted dry

3/4 cup vegetable oil 

3/4 cup white vinegar 

Canola or vegetable oil, for frying

1/2 cup cornstarch 

Kosher salt 

3 tablespoons Japanese mayonnaise, such as Kewpie

Togarashi, for garnish

Green onions, thinly sliced, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Toss the beets with the oil and vinegar in a large bowl until well coated. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil to prevent leaks during cooking. Place the beets on the baking sheet and cover with aluminum foil to create a tight seal, allowing the beets to steam. Roast the beets until tender but still maintaining a bite, 3 hours.
  3. Turn off the oven. Allow the beets to finish steaming for easier peeling. Peel the beets using a towel, making sure to wear gloves to prevent staining. Cut the beets into 1/2-inch cubes and place in a bowl.
  4. Preheat oil in a deep-fryer or a deep pot to 350 degrees F.
  5. Pour the cornstarch over the beets and toss until well coated. Place the beets in a sieve set over a metal bowl and shake to remove excess cornstarch. Transfer the beets to a fryer basket and fry until crispy and piping hot. When done, shake off excess oil and add beets to a clean metal bowl.
  6. Season the beets with salt, then arrange on three serving dishes. Add a tablespoon of Japanese mayonnaise to each dish and sprinkle a little togarashi over the mayonnaise and the beets. Garnish with green onions.