Roast Beef and Fermented Beet "Borscht" Sandwiches
Why This Recipe Works
by Sasha Marx
Beets feature heavily in the cuisines of Eastern Europe and Russia, but one beet dish that enjoys worldwide acclaim is borscht. We wanted to take the elements of a good bowl of borscht—beets, beef, cultured dairy, and dill—and turn them into a hearty sandwich. Because honestly, sandwiches are the best. We start by spreading a rich yogurt and horseradish sauce on a soft kaiser roll. We then layer our tangy, crispy fermented beets and thin slices of rosy roast beef on top. Finally, we crown the beets and beef with a healthy handful of fresh dill. This sandwich is a great crossover between the flavors of borscht and a classic roast beef sandwich.
Photography by Steve Klise