Onion Flower – Blomsterskaaret løg – A DIY to make beautiful blooming onions

 In Denmark, we eat a lot of onions and like to serve them with either fish or meat.  Here we show you several different ways to make blooming onions to serve either for an appetizer or with your dinner. Plus it is fun watching the onion open up like a flower while it is baking.  In our video we pull out the baking pan several times so you can see the onion slowly open up.

We love making these blooming onions for parties too. Blooming onions are easy to make in the oven so it is a perfect party appetizer to serve.  The blooming onions are so pretty that it is a topic of discussion at our parties. 

 

Impress your family and friends with these onions delicious slices with your favorite party dip.

See Karen Grete preparing the onion flower 
on our YouTube video

Ingredients
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 large red onion
  • 3 tblsp olive oil
  • 2 tblsp balsamic vinegar
  • For decorations: capers and chopped parsley
Instruction:
  1. Cut the onion in quarters down to the root, but not through the root, and cut each quarter again. The onion should be cut into 8 wedges attached to the bottom.
  2. Place the onions in a bowl and toss them with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.  Spray a baking pan with oil and place the onions in it with enough space between the onions, so they can open up.
  3. Cover the pan with foil, and bake the onions at approx. 420F for 25-45 min (depending on the size of the onions) until the onions open up and are tender.  The last 10 min. you may leave the pan uncovered in the oven.
  4. Before serving the onions, sprinkle them with either capers or chopped parsley.
  5. Use the onions either for decorations or serve them with your favorite dipping sauce as an appetizer.
  

    Mørbradgryde – mørbradbøffer med løg og svampe – Pork Tenderloin in a Mushroom Onion Cream Sauce

    Pork tenderloin is a popular cut of pork, and it is with a good reason. The meat is both tender and lean. You can cut it into steaks or make a roast or grill the whole tenderloin in a pan or in the oven. 
    Traditionally, pork tenderloin is cut into steaks and served with fried onions, cream sauce, mushrooms and potatoes. Below is a recipe that is a classic Danish dish with a different spin on a pork tenderloin dinner. The Pork Tenderloin is cut into steaks, and served with a delicious onion, leek, and mushroom cream gravy.
     See Karen Grete prepares this delicious 
    pork dinner on our YouTube channel.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 pork tenderloin
    • 1 large onion, sliced
    • 1 leek, sliced
    • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
    • 1/2 lb oyster mushroom – optional
    • 1-2 tbsp butter                              
    • Salt and pepper
    • paprika
    • 1 tsp. mustard -optional
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • 1/2 cup beef or chicken stock
    • Serve with rice or cooked or mashed potatoes
    • Sprinkle with chopped parsley

    Instruction:

    1. Peal the potatoes and boil them till tender.
    2. Chop parsley finely.
    3. Remove fat and tendons from the pork tenderloin, and cut in into approx. 1 inch thick slices.
    4. Peel and chop the onion. 
    5. Slice the leek.
    6. Clean the mushrooms and cut them in quarters.
    7. Fry onions and leek in the butter for a couple of minutes before you add the mushrooms. Remove everything from the pan, and fry the pork tenderloin steaks. Sprinkle the pork with salt, pepper and paprika.  Return the onion, leek and mushroom mixture to the pan, and finally add the beef bouillon cube and the heavy cream. Optional add mustard.
    8. Do not overcook the tenderloin, or it will dry out. It should only be cooked till all the pink is gone.
    9. Let the meat sit in the mixture for several minutes to warm up again before you serve it.

    We hope you enjoy this delicious dinner. Let us know what you think in the comment section if you try this recipe. As well a couple of other ways to serve the pork tenderloin steak is with fried  onions on rye bread as an open-faced sandwich.

     

    We served this pork tenderloin dinner on a Royal Copenhagen dinner plate.  The pattern is Blue Flower Curve.

    Upcoming recipes:
    We have a large selection of open-faced sandwiches and pork recipes. We plan to post the pork tenderloin open-faced sandwich in the future. As well we plan to post a stuffed pork tenderloin too.  Be sure to check out our selection of smørrebrød  and pork recipes to see the variety of possibilities.  

       
    See our additional Scandinavian recipes recipes including
    *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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    Roast Beef, Remoulade & Fried Onions Open-Face Sandwich

    When I was a child and my parents would have a lunch party, they would set up a smørrebrød table.  Often they served the Danish roast beef open-face sandwich with homemade Danish fried onions and Danish remoulade sauce. This classic sandwich was always a sure-fire crowd pleaser. It was and still is a completely delicious treat!

    See Karen Grete preparing this delicious smørrebrød 
    on our YouTube video


    Below are a few ingredients to make an absolutely delicious sandwich.  


    Ingredients:

    • 1 piece of rye bread
    • European style butter
    • 4 slices of roast beef
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons of homemade remoulade sauce
    • 1 dill pickle 
    • homemade Danish fried onions
    • parsley for garnish 

    Before you get started to prepare the sandwich you will need to do a little prep work and make a couple of the toppings (pålæg).  You will need to prepare the Danish remoulade sauce and the Danish fried onions in advance. 

    1. When you are ready to make this smørrebrød, the first thing to do is butter a piece of dark Danish rye bread.
    2. Lay across the rye bread either 3 to 4 slices of roast beef.Depending on the size of the roast beef.
    3. Then, add a nice large spoonful of remoulade sauce on top of the roast beef. This rich mayonnaise remoulade sauce adds a delicious flavor to this sandwich.
    4. Next add on top of the remoulade a large spoonful of homemade Danish fried onions which gives the sandwich a perfect savory flavor.  
    5. Add a slice of pickle fanned out. 
    6. Finally for garnish add parsley on the side


     
    It’s that easy! This sandwich goes great with enjoy with lager beer too.  We usually set the table with a Royal Copenhagen plate, a fork, a knife and a glass for the beer. 
     

    Thumbs up for open-faced sandwiches!

    Be sure to send me pictures of YOUR open-faced sandwiches.

    xoxo,

    Karen Grete and Heidi
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