Friday, October 24, 2008

Caramelized Potatoes - Brunede Kartofler

This is an unusual recipe. Potatoes are a staple of the Scandinavian diet and this caramelized version of new potatoes accompanies roast goose on the Christmas table. The potatoes also pair well with ham and pork. If you like yams or sweet potatoes, you'll like this novel dish. While the potatoes are traditionally peeled, I prefer to keep the skins on. This is simple and inexpensive to make and it's a great addition to a special meal.

Caramelized Potatoes - Brunede Kartofler

2 pounds small Yukon Gold potatoes, washed and unpeeled
1/2 cup granulated sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) melted unsalted butter
Coarse salt

1) Put the potatoes in a pan and cover with heavily salted water. Bring to a boil and cook until just fork tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain.
2) Melt sugar in a heavy skillet over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar turns light brown. Stir in melted butter. Add one layer of potatoes to pan; shake skillet to roll potatoes and coat all sides with caramel. Move potatoes to a heated platter and repeat procedure until all potatoes are coated. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Garnish with parsley. Yield: 8 servings.


Martha said...

Mary-- I have a goose that I'm cooking this weekend -- these potatoes will just have to be the go with!

Thanks for sharing!


Cathy said...

I'll bet these little gems would be delicious with leg of lamb. The sugar coating must compliment the natural sweetness of the yukon golds.

Anonymous said...

Those look so delicious. Certainly my Danish grandmother would have loved them!

Allie said...

They look so fancy like they cooked for hours! I'm so making this when family comes over.

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Interesting! I never heard of sugar with potatoes but it sounds good.

Veronica said...

How can you make potatoes any better than they already are? Caramelize them!! Brilliant.

test it comm said...

Those caramelized potatoes look so good!

Anonymous said...

OMG, I am so glad I found this blog, that recipe and photo looks amazing!

Mary Bergfeld said...

Kevin and Bakingblonde, welcome. We hope you'll join us often. Mary

Arundathi said...

those potatoes look amazing!! i simply have to try this recipe! thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this recipe. We have a traditional Danish Christmas every year, but I misplaced my copy of the recipe. They're delicious.

Unknown said...

these potatoes are great with any meal , any day !

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