Monday, October 1, 2012

Biff à la Lindström


One hundred years ago Henrik Lindström, a chef originally from St. Petersburg, introduced
patrons of Kalmar Sweden’s Witt Hotel to Biff a la Lindström: beef patties flavored with beets,
capers, and onion then fried in butter and often topped with a fried egg. This grilled version puts
an American spin on this these quintessentially Swedish burgers.

Summer may be officially over but it is too early to put away your grill. These burgers are perfect
for tailgating. Pile them on onion buns with lots of pickled beets and cucumbers, or mustard and
a dab of lingonberry preserves. Or serve them with grilled flatbread or lefse a salad of yoghurt,
cucumber, and dill.

Grilled Biff à la Lindström 
Makes 6 small patties

1 pound ground beef
1 small white onion, diced
¼ cup cooked potatoes, riced and cooled
¼ cup pickled beet, diced
1 tablespoon capers, diced
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
2 egg yolks
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and form into 6 small patties. Grill over medium heat until cooked
medium well. Serve immediately.

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