Russian Grated Beets

4 cups raw beets, grated
2 tbls butter
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbls flour
½ cup water

Heat the butter in a pan, add beets, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cook, covered, over very low heat for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Now sift flour on top of beets. Do not stir. Recover and cook for 15 more minutes. Stir, add water, bring to a boil and serve. The tanginess of the lemon juice in this recipe pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the beets.