Danish Scalloped Potato Recipe with Bacon

 Directions:

  • 3 large Idaho Potatoes (approx. 1 1/2 lb), sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 pieces garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 lb bacon, chopped and fried
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • chopped chives
  • dash of nutmeg
  • butter
 
Instructions:
Butter the inside of the baking pan and layer sliced potatoes with chopped onions and cheese in the pan.  Mix garlic in cream with salt, pepper, nutmeg and chives. Pour it over the potato mixture and sprinkle with cheese. 
Cover the pan with foil and bake in the oven at 375F for approx. 45 min. Remove it from the oven and sprinkle with cheese before you return it to the oven for approx. 15 min at 400F. 

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Parmesan Bacon Potato Stacks for Easter Brunch

We are getting ready for Easter Brunch. These individual potato stacks make an impressive presentation but are quite simple to prepare.  So these potato stacks are going to be front and center. This goes great with a roast, a ham or a steak.
So let’s put the mandolin to good use!

  • Makes about 9 potato stacks
  • Ingredients.
  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan (or any cheese you like)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of melted butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 fresh garlic, smashed or 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • chopped chives (or any herbs you enjoy)
  • crumbled bacon
  1. Buy potatoes that are in equal size and dimension to the muffin pan.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190C).
  3. Butter muffin pan or muffin cups and set aside.
  4. Cut the 4 potatoes into thin slices with either a knife or madoline slicer.
  5. Place thinly sliced potatoes into a medium-large bowl. Add melted butter, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. We enjoy fresh garlic but you can use garlic powder too. Toss potato slices in the bowl to coat evenly.
  6. Layer the potato slices into stacks and place into the prepared muffin pan.
  7. Bake until the edges and tops are golden brown and the centers are tender. It took us about 55 minutes to bake the potato stacks. 
  8. While the potato stacks are baking in the oven, prepare the crumbled bacon
  9. When ready, remove the muffin pan from the oven and let the potato stacks rest for 5 minutes
  10. Carefully remove the potato stacks with a small offset spatula and onto a plate
  11. Garnish with additional parmesan cheese, crumbled bacon, chives.  Add freshly ground pepper and salt to taste.
  12. Serve immediately

Potato Leek Soup with Bacon and Parsley – Kartoffel-porresuppe med bacon og persilledrys

We have had a few months of really cold and snowy winter.  During the cold weekends, I make this hearty bowl of potato leek soup on a regular basis.  My family loves this recipe as it is comfort food for them. The bacon and parsley gives the soup an extra touch of deliciousness. It might take a little effort to make this hearty soup but it is worth it. When this soup is done, wow!  

Ingredients:

  •  1 lb potatoes
  • 1 can of chicken stock
  • 2 leeks
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 pieces of fried bacon
  • parsley and/or chives
  • salt and pepper
  •  
     
     See Karen Grete preparing Potato Leek Soup 
    in our YouTube video

     Instruction:

    1. Fry the bacon.  
    2. Peel and slice the potatoes and cook them in the chicken stock.  
    3. Peel and slice the garlic.
    4. Slice the leeks and fry them in the bacon fat.
    5. Mash the potatoes in the chicken stock and add it to the garlic/ leeks mixture. Cook till soft and tender.
    6. Add the cream, salt and pepper. 

    7. Serve the warm soup immediately. I recommend to sprinkle with bacon, chives and/or parsley.
    8. I usually serve the soup with either rolls or Danish rye bread too.

    You can’t go wrong and the compliments will be forthcoming especially during the cold winter months. Enjoy!

    Æbleflæsk – An Old Fashioned Danish Apple Bacon Dish

    Do you love the apples and bacon?  Here is any easy dish to make that tastes amazing.   You can easily whip this delicious dish with just a few ingredients for either lunch or dinner. 

    So easy to make!


    Ingredients:

    Per person:
    • 1 apple
    • 3 slices of bacon, chopped
    • pinch of sugar
     
    Click on our YouTube video to see Karen Grete preparing the dish.


    Instructions:

    1. Cut apple into quarters, Peal the apple, remove the core and cut it into wedges. 
    2. Fry the bacon in the frying pan.  
    3. Remove the bacon from the pan when crisp and add the apple pieces. 
    4. Cook apples till soft in the bacon fat. 
    5. Return the bacon to the pan, mix it  with the apples and sprinkle with a little sugar. 

    Optional: Add a small sliced onion and fry it with the apples.  

    Serve with rye bread and a side salad. Enjoy!  If a dish has bacon in it, you know it will be good!

    This is great for lunch or dinner!

    *how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)


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    Brændende Kærlighed – Burning Love – An Old traditional Danish Dish


    Brændende Kærlighed (in English Burning Love) is an Old traditional Danish Dish. Perfect to have during Valentine’s Day!
     
    Ingredients:

    • ½  lb of peeled potatoes
    • 3 tablespoons of butter
    • 1 white onion, sliced
    • chopped chives or parsley
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1/4 lb thick bacon sliced into small pieces
    • a cup of milk or cream
    • optional: pickled beets and a tossed salad

    Instructions:

    1. Peel the potatoes. Bring the potatoes to the boil in a little water.  Let the potatoes cook for about 20-25 min or till soft – without salt.
    2. Fry bacon in a frying pan and remove it from the pan when it is crisp. 
    3. Fry the sliced onion in the bacon fat until it is crispy and brown.
    4. Next drain the potatoes after they are cooked.  Then mash the potatoes and gradually whip in butter and milk.  Whisk until the mashed potatoes is light and airy. Season the mashed potatoes with salt and pepper.
    5. When you are ready to serve the dish, put the mashed potatoes into the center of the plate.  Dip your spoon into the center of the mashed potatoes and make hole in the center.  This will look similar to a volcano shape.
    6. Next mix the crispy bacon and onion together.  Then place the bacon onion mix into the center of the mashed potatoes.
    7. Finally, sprinkle with chopped chives or parsley.

    Serve the Burning Love with a side of pickled beets and a healthy fresh green tossed salad. 

    *how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)


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    Danish Meatloaf with Bacon – Forloren Hare (Mock Hare)

    We received a request on Google to make the famous Forloren Hare.  It is a classic comfort food and soooo delicious. 

    What to eat with Danish Meatloaf? Potatoes (kartofler) and brown gravy (sovs) is a must with this dinner.  If you make enough Danish meatloaf, it is great as a left over the next day.




    Meatloaf Ingredients:
    • 1 lb minced beef
    • 1 lb minced pork( and/or veal)
    • 6-8 pcs. sliced bacon
    • 1 large onion, minced
    • 2 eggs
    • garlic minced, optional
    • 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper 
    • 1 cup milk
    • 2 tbsp. flour
    • 2 tbsp. breadcrumbs
    Sauce Ingredients:
    • Meat juices from pan
    • 1 bouillon cube (dissolved in potato water)
    • 1 tablespoon red currant jelly
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • 1 bayleaf 
    • cornstarch dissolved in 1 1/2 cup water
        
    PROCEDURE
    Meatloaf Instruction:

    1. Mix the meat with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Add the milk a little at the time. When the batter is ready, you might want to put it in the fridge for half an hour.
    2. After half an hour take out the meat and shape it into a loaf in a greased ovenproof pan. Place the bacon diagonally over the meatloaf. Bake it in the oven at 425 degrees for 15 min. 
    3. Add the remaining milk into the dish with the meat, so just under half of the filling is covered. Place it in the oven at 325 degrees for approx. 1/2 hour and make sure the bacon is crisp. 
    4. Approx. 10 minutes before the “hare” is finished pour the milk from the pan into a pot to be used for gravy.

    Gravy Instruction:

    1. Pour the milk from the pan into a pot, add 1 bay leaf and the boullion cube dissolved in water. 
    2. When the sauce begins to boil add the heavy cream, the cornstarch dissolved in water, (optionally add gravy colour) and 1 tbsp. red currant jelly. Add more jelly if desired. 
    3. Add salt and pepper
    4. Stir and let gravy simmer for approx. 5 min. 

    Slice the meatloaf (hare) at the dinner table and serve with boiled potatoes, peas and carrots.  Enjoy!