In Denmark we have this Potato dish. It’s called Cream Potatoes, and the name basically tells every secret there is to this dish: Potatoes and Cream. It is a very traditional type of potatoes, and in Denmark Cream Potatoes is literally a part of any party buffet. You get 2-3 types of meat, some nice salads, some kind of oven baked potato and then always Cream potatoes.
And I will not lie: I love Cream Potatoes. Come on! Everybody in Denmark loves Cream potatoes. The basic recipe is something like this: Potatoes, onion, salt, pepper, nutmeg and cream. And what you do it just literally bake slices of potatoes covered in cream! That’s it. No prepping, no mixing, no anything.
If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because it’s a lot like scalloped potatoes – without the cheese. But enough about this classic. I’m going to make a version you can eat all the time with no (or little) risk of a heart attack.Continue reading “Skinny Cream Potatoes!”→
Okay, this is called “Pineapple in own juice” in Denmark – it means what I’m about to write is a teeny tiny bit self-centered, and I’m not supposed to be doing this.. But HOORAY!!! Yesterday, StarWars Day, was my 25th Birthday! Aren’t birthdays amazing?? I think they are the best! I know – I’m not supposed to really care anymore, I’m supposed to grow up and just have moderate fun. But I don’t care. For me this is a big deal. This is a quater of a freaking century. Wow! It’s magnificent, it’s wonderful, it’s… kinda old.. Oh, don’t even go there – stay in the happy place! It AWESOME!! Tell me, how do you feel about Birthdays? When did you stop caring that much? When did you start feeling old?? Or are you just as much of a child as me??
Well – since I love my birthday so much I decided to repost my birthday meal – Swedish Sausage Dish! I had this for my Birthday from age 3 through 14 – and it was awesome! This year I traded it for Pulled Pork and Coleslaw burgers – all of which was store bought and ready-made. Yeah, mamma ain’t cooking for me no more – but Husband made pancakes for dessert – with Nutella. Wow. I see why I love my birthday. Because I love the food 🙂 What food do you get on your Birthday?
So, here you have the old post – actually one of the very first posts on my blog – my present to you. And it’s totally fine that you didn’t get me anything 😉
Oct. 25, 2015: So, I’m Danish. That has not been shown too much on the blog so far. But that’s about to change. Once a week we have an “old classics” night where my husband gets to choose a classic meal for dinner. This is to prevent him from hating all my kitchen experiments. This is one of those classics, and we always keep a box or 4 in our freezer, just in case.
This one is truly a original recipe. In danish it’s called “Swedish Sausage Dish”. I don’t even know if it’s Swedish or anything, but the recipe I’m using is from my mother, and it’s impossible to find this recipe anywhere on the internet – beside the one I have uploaded. All the other “original” recipes calls for heavy cream and tomato puree and potatoes. this family recipe calls for whole milk, canned tomatoes and spaghetti! And then I did some healthifying with some oven baked potatoes and skimmed milk.
This recipe was my favorite meal when I was a kid. It was my regular birthday meal and I loved it! And it is so very simple and child friendly – you won’t believe it!
So, I bet I’m not the only one who have noticed that “What I eat in a day” videos are widely popular and requested on YouTube. And I will admit this: I watch them too. In fact, I love “What I eat in a day”-videos. They are so inspiring and interesting and I just love the concept.
I find it especially interesting to see what people from other countries eat – because most of the time, I am like: “How do they live without rye-bread? Why is everything defined as snacks? Why all the processed food?”
But to be serious, I don’t understand how anyone live without ryebread! And about the “snacks”: In Denmark, we don’t do snacks like Americans do. In Denmark, we have 5-6 meals a day – and they all have their own name. Like the meal between lunch and dinner is not just a “snack”. It is a meal we eat together – a lot of people even set the table for this meal, and in rough translation it is called: Afternoon Coffee. This is eaten by almost any family with children and probably most other Danes as well. And it is not a snack! For us, a snack is what we accidentally eat between lunch and afternoon coffee. And just to be extra weird, we also have pre-lunch coffee and evening coffee as totally legit meals.
Waldorf Salad is an Iconic Christmas Sidedish in Denmark. It is by far the least healthy “salad” I’ve ever loved. But that’s just it! I love it! This is by far my favorite Christmas Sidedish. It is sweet and goes perfect with all the duck and gravy and everything. I guess it’s like the Candied Yams for Americans?
This is a very popular meal in my household and with everywhere else I have ever made it. I have never met someone who didn’t like this meal! That says a lot I think.
I can’t argue, that this is not very Italian! But I am sorry, I didn’t name it. But aside from the name this dish is awesome, it has a lot of ingredients and there are thousands of alterations at the end!
And I know – this doesn’t look that much like the gastronomical wonder it is. But Hey! Give it the benefit of the doubt.