The Swedish have provided the world with Swedish Meatballs. They now have the Swedish Beef a la Lindstrom – Biff a la Lindstrom, the Swedish version of a burger. In my view this is far tastier than anything you will get from a fast food outlet. Making it with heavy cream, capers, beets and cider vinegar gives the burger a superb aroma and flavour. Normally, these burgers are served with fried eggs and not always in a bun. A Swedish friend Annette made these about two weeks ago with homemade chips and the meal was absolutely perfect. Especially as we were hungry and these appeared within 20 minutes. That is fast food.
Swedish Beef a la Lindstrom - Biff a la Lindstrom
- Heat 1 tablespoon (15 ml) butter in a small skillet over moderate heat and saute the onion until tender but now brown, about 5 minutes.
- Combine with the ground beef, egg yolks, cream, beets, capers, and vinegar in a bowl and stir to combine.
- Form into 12 to 16 small patties (or 4 to 6 larger patties if you plan to serve them topped with fried eggs).
- Heat the remaining butter and oil in a large heavy skillet over moderate heat and fry the patties until cooked through, about 4 to 6 minutes per side.
- Serve topped with fried eggs if desired.