Danish Christmas Dish: Caramelized Potatoes

The first time I tried Danish caramelized potatoes during one of many Christmas dinners with my friends some time ago I didn’t believe I am eating potatoes. They were small, firm, sweet and smelling like something in between of apple and candy. This incredible and easy Danish Christmas dish can be used as a side dish together with roasted pork or as a dessert (well, I am a weird foreigner, so it’s allowed, I suppose?). 

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- Sugar (2/3 of a cup)

- Butter (150-200 gr)

- Small potatoes (1 kg)


First of all, boil potatoes. It is advised to boil them with the skin on and peel it off when they’re cold. Melt the sugar in a completely empty, clean pan until it becomes liquid. Add butter and stir it all until even on a small heat. When it starts caramelizing, add all potatoes in. Constantly stir and bake them for about 20 minutes. Those brownish, sweet and sticky potatoes make a perfect match together with roasted pork and red cabbage salad. Enjoy!

Lea Rozena

Food Journalist

Having two major passions in life, healthy products and Japan – I am happy to share my experiences with you putting the two in one: cooking Japanese style. For me, it is very important that a product has natural flavour and colour, no preservatives or excessive amount of fat. I always prefer to make my food from scratch- making my own dough, batter, filling or cake decoration. And Japan… Japan is the land of my dreams, where a fairy tale becomes reality. The combination of traditions and highly modern metropolitan life encourages you to explore it more and more. Japanese cuisine is rich with fish, vegetables and rice, making it one of the healthiest. Therefore, I will introduce to you some of the most basic Japanese recipes, along with the ones I have adjusted to European lifestyle. Happy reading and happy cooking!

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