Sunday, August 18, 2019

Brunede Kartofler (Danish Caramel Potatoes) #NationalPotatoDay


Happy National Potato Day! Did you know there was such a thing? I didn't, but was more than happy to participate when I saw the invitation from Valentina, The Baking Fairy. Many thanks for organizing this potato-filled event!!

Check out all of the delicious recipes we made for the occasion...


Brunede Kartofler
Danish Caramel Potatoes)

We eat a lot of potatoes. Well, we used to eat a lot of potatoes. Jake and I are actively cutting back on starches. So, the boys still eat a lot of potatoes and we are trying to minimize. But I hardly ever peel potatoes. I just scrub them clean and give them a rinse. However, this is the one dish for which I take the time: Brunede Kartofler, Danish Caramel Potatoes. I have made this without peeling them and the boys object heartily. "Mooooooommmmm...." they whine in unison. "This isn't right!"


So, when I saw Valetina's invitation. I decided to make a somewhat traditional Brunede Kartofler and peel the potatoes. I say 'somewhat traditional' because I don't think I've ever seen purple potatoes used for this dish.

Ingredients serves 4
  • 2 dozen small organic potatoes
  • water
  • 1/3 C organic granulated sugar
  • 1/3 C butter



Procedure
Place potatoes in a pot. Cover them with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until they are fork tender. Drain potatoes and pat dry. Once they are cool enough to handle, peel them. Let air dry.

In a large, heavy-bottom skillet, add the sugar to the pot and cook on medium-low heat until completely melted. Do not stir the sugar until it is completely melted and caramelized. Add in the butter and stir until it becomes syrupy.


Add the potatoes, moving the skillet around until each potato is fully covered in the caramel sauce. It might take 6 to 8 minutes until they are all completely covered.


Serve immediately.

9 comments:

  1. These potatoes sound AMAZING! This really takes those "caramelized crunchy bits" to the next level. I will have to add these to my to-cook list. YUM!

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  2. That's a lot of peeling teeny tiny potatoes! They sound wonderful.

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  3. I have never heard of these and now I can't wait to try them.

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  4. Wow! I've never heard of these potatoes before, but they sound awesome!

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  5. Oooh, never heard of caramel potatoes before! Sounds so unique; I must try!

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  6. These look so good! I have not heard of this recipe before, but I would love to give it a try!

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  7. Oh wow! I've never had caramel and potatoes together! But I'd try it for sure!

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  8. These have been on my list to make. I can't wait to try them.

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  9. I am intrigued! Caramel potatoes sound delish!

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