Low-carb beef Rydberg

Low-carb beef Rydberg

Beef Rydberg is a classic Swedish dish, traditionally served with fried onions and potatoes. It becomes a tasty low-carb treat with rutabaga. Try this hearty Nordic meal today!

Low-carb beef Rydberg

Beef Rydberg is a classic Swedish dish, traditionally served with fried onions and potatoes. It becomes a tasty low-carb treat with rutabaga. Try this hearty Nordic meal today!
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1¾ lbs 800 g rutabaga, finely diced
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp butter, divided, for frying
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp olive oil, divided, for frying
  • 2 (8 oz.) 2 (220 g) yellow onion, finely choppedyellow onions, finely chopped
  • 1½ lbs 650 g beef, tenderloin, finely diced like rutabaga, at room temperature
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 4 egg yolk (optional)egg yolks (optional)
  • fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp Dijon mustard (optional)
  • ¼ cup 60 ml sour cream (optional)
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°F (75°C).
  2. Over medium-high heat, add 1 tbsp each of the butter and oil to a large skillet. Fry the rutabaga until golden brown and soft. Season with salt and pepper. Move the fried rutabaga to a large ovenproof dish and keep warm in the oven.
  3. Add another tbsp each of butter and olive oil to the skillet. Fry the onion over medium-high heat until soft and golden. Salt and pepper to taste. Keep warm in the oven together with the rutabaga.
  4. Add remaining butter and oil to skillet, increase heat to high and fry the beef until browned and slightly pink inside. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Remove the rutabaga and the onion from the oven and place the meat in the same dish. To make it truly Swedish, serve with raw egg yolks(one per serving), some finely chopped parsley and a dollop of French Dijon mustard.

Tips

If raw egg yolks are too adventurous for you and your dinner mates, feel free to poach the yolks gently in a water bath before serving or to leave them out entirely.

Sour cream as a garnish can also substitute for the egg yolk to add a little extra protein and visual flare.

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6 comments

  1. Maryse
    I made this today and it was excellent!!
  2. Cindy
    This looks delicious! Can another kind of beef be used? Flank steak? Beef tenderloin is not affordable where I live.
    Reply: #3
  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This looks delicious! Can another kind of beef be used? Flank steak? Beef tenderloin is not affordable where I live.

    Any cut of steak that will be tender enough for you should work well.

  4. Anji
    This appears to be high in carbs due to the rutabaga. 33 grams.
    Reply: #5
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This appears to be high in carbs due to the rutabaga. 33 grams.

    This is one of our moderate low carb recipes and is 18g net carbs per serving.

  6. Jan
    What does a Swede do with the egg yolk?

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