Skinny Cream Potatoes!

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.Skinny Vegan Cream Potatoes Continue reading “Skinny Cream Potatoes!”

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Ovenbaked Oilfree Potato Wedges

Potatoes.. Danes love them. I ramble on about this potato love in my Potato Lasagna Recipe and I will spear you a whole long story this time. Just trust me when I say we, as a people, have a historical and cultural love for potatoes! And just to do some terminology clarification:

Potatoes: Small, yellow, and great for boiling.
Baking potatoes: Large, yellow and great for baking or mashing.
Sweet potatoes: Large, red, and great for baking or mashing.

And this is the definitions I will always use forever more until eternity. Do you agree, or should I change it?  Continue reading “Ovenbaked Oilfree Potato Wedges”

Quiche № 2: Potato & Onion

We are staying in the cheapest end of quiches. This is the winner in the budget friendly quiche category with only 20,- (Equal to 3 dollars) for a 4 person quiche. That is not a lot and you can thank the Spanish people for this. It is simply a Spanish Tortilla in a crust.

But at the same time this might be my favorite quiche. So simple and yet so delicious. Yum, yum, yum!

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Soup № 2: Minestrone!

I like soup! But I will share this deep dark secret with you: I don’t make them myself. I almost always end up with the ready-made frozen soups from the Danish Brand Mou – cause they are divine! Especially the traditional Danish “clear soup with meat- and flour balls” – as it translates directly – is just much better when bought ready-made.

With this secret out – I am still me – and that means I will still have to try making everything myself – just for fun. In the fall I had a vegetable mania and in that period I tried making Minestrone for the first time. Then time flew by and just before winter ended I realized I should try making it again. So I did, and this is the recipe for it! But one thing is important to take note of! Minestrone shouldn’t be the same every time. My recipe is split in two, a base and the filling. The base is delicious and the vegetables can be changed around at your greatest desire.

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Yummy Tomato Sauce & Gnocchi!

So, I actually have made Gnocchi before and I have made Tomato Sauce before and it has all tasted very nice. But I have never written down a recipe, calculated the calories or evaluated with my husband what could be improved. But now I have!

Just a few weeks ago we were having some leftovers for dinner. Now, this is true: We are still eating American Meatballs because I made such a bunch. But hey, they are pretty darn good, so why wouldn’t we? So we were having meatballs, and we wanted potatoes along side of them. But the potatoes we bought (on sale, how stupid) were not good at all. So we decided to mash them up and make them into something beautiful! And that we did! That we did! On top of that I happened to make an extraordinarily great pasta sauce that night, so I think it deserved a spot since Gnocchi is so easy, it barely counts as a recipe itself.

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Aloo Mattar

So I found this blog on wordpress that I really like. It is called Kamals Korner. It is really not a food blog in particular – maybe more of a lifestyle blog. But I stumbled upon this one recipe that looked so good I was ready to make it instantly.

And so I did! I am sitting here waiting for my meal to finish cooking, and I found the recipe last night. That is the fastest I’ve ever changed my dinner plans! But hey – what can i do? I really like Indian food!

This recipe is called Aloo Mattar I guess. I really don’t know and I really can’t tell if it’s in anyway authentic. But it smells very nice in all my kitchen, I will tell you that!

Now, I have changed the recipe up a bit, because I didn’t have the ingredients I needed and I wanted a much bigger portion. But here is my take on it:

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Potato lasagna

I’ve made this dish for a lighter version of a very old friend.. Lasagna!

We LOVE lasagna.. Actually we love lasagnette.. But pasta is kind of a no go in this household at the moment, so I went to another old and dear friend. The potato.

We love potatoes! Actually, my Husband loves potatoes. I’ve mentioned before: My husband likes classic Danish Cuisine. The definition of Danish food is potatoes. Not sweet potatoes like the Americans. Nope! We like white or yellow potatoes here! We love to boil them, and boiled potatoes with brown sauce is used with all kinds of meat in Denmark. You’ll see much more of that in the future on the blog.

What I was saying: We love potatoes and we put potatoes in everything. Now including Lasagna.

I must warn you though: You won’t fool anyone! This is not a Lasagna. We could choose to reefer to this dish as “unmashed Shepards Pie”, that would be just as accurate. Pasta is pasta, and potatoes aren’t gonna fool anyone. That being said, this is still very delicious, and you should make it! Tonight!

Potato Lasagna with ground beef

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