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 :)



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!
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! ;)