Prep. time: A few minutes
Cooking time: 30-40 minutes
No traditional Danish Christmas dinner is complete without a dish of Brunede kartofler or small caramelized potatoes served with a Nordic roasted duck.
You can boil and peel the potatoes a day in advance and then fry them just before they are to be served – this will save you a lot of time on the busy day of Christmas eve.
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Step 2: Try to avoid using a frying pan with Teflon coating. Use a regular pan.
Step 4: If you are making these potatoes for your Christmas dinner and you have some duck fat, add 125 ml / 1/2 cup of the fat to the pan with the potatoes. This will give the potatoes a festive and delicious taste.
- Clean the potatoes but leave the peel on. Boil the potatoes in lightly salted water for about 15-20 minutes until well done but still firm. Peel them, and put them in the refrigerator.
- Sprinkle the sugar in the bottom of a pan and allow it to caramelize at medium heat without stirring it.
- Add the butter and allow it to froth, then add the potatoes and turn up to high heat.
- Fry the potatoes in the sugar/butter mixture for about 5-7 minutes, turning them carefully from time to time so that they do not burn at the bottom. The potatoes are done when they are completely reheated, golden, and have a fine, bitter-tasting, caramelized surface.
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