Thursday, 24 October 2013

I heart Danish comfort food! (Part Nine - Biksemad)






 






If you read my post on Monday, you'll know that it rained, rained and rained in Copenhagen.  Thunderbolts and lightning - very very frightening me, gallileo! ;)  Which got me thinking about comfort food and - gadzooks - that I'd never written a post about biksemad!

What's that, you cry?  Well, you might have seen packets of it, nestling in the freezer section of the supermarket.

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Diced potato, onion and beef (oksekød) or pork (svinekød).  Now, let's be honest.  It looks pretty unappetising and anaemic in its raw state.

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Anyway, fry it up, till it's hot and crispy around the edges. 

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Sprinkle on a bit of green stuff (like spinat "spinach") if you want to make it look healthy.  And top it off with (at least) one fried egg per person...

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Serve it up with lots of tomato ketchup, plenty of syltede rødbeder (sliced, pickled beetroot) and - if you are so inclined - Worcester sauce.  Which, funnily enough, in Denmark is known as Engelsk sauce ("English sauce").

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Time to get stuck in to your biksemad (Danish hash).  Velbekomme!

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Have a thorougly thrilling Thursday - whatever you have on your plate!

Diane :)

 

4 comments:

Philippa Stasiuk said...

Dear Diane,
Just a note to say I really enjoy your blog. I have been in DK 3 years now, and have so appreciated what I've learned from your writing, particularly as it pertains to navigating the grocery stores!

Keep writing!
sincerely,
Philippa Stasiuk

Diane said...

You're welcome, Philippa - there's a wealth of great Danish food out there, if you just know what to do with it! ;)

kate said...

That's it. I'm coming over... :-)
Man, I love your blog (I may have mentioned that before)x

Diane said...

Hi Kate! Didn't your husband promise to bring you back here...time to take him up on it! ;)