Brændende kærlighed is a traditional danish meal. Directly translated brændende kærlighed means “burning love”, which both can refer to strong and intense love but also love in crisis – the love is burning. Whether the recipe refers to that feeling, or a Danish movie by the same name or a house plant also using the name is unknown.
Here you get the recipe for brændende kærlighed!
Traditional brændende kærlighed recipe
- 1 kg Floured potatoes e.g. baked potatoes
- 500 g bacon not sliced
- 2 onions
- 75 g butter
- 1 dl milk
- Salt and pepper
- Peel the potatoes, cut them into smaller pieces, and cook them tender.
- Meanwhile, cut the bacon into small cubes.
- Peel the onions and cut them into rings.
- Fry the bacon on a dry pan until crisp.
- Take them out of the pan and fry the onion rings in the remaining fat until they have golden color.
- Put the bacon back in the pan, add 50 g butter (can be omitted) and let it melt over low heat.
- Pour the water from the boiled potatoes, and mash them and whip them with 25 gram of butter and the milk.
- Season the mash with salt and pepper.
Without meat – the vegetarian variant of brændende kærlighed
It may sound strange to your ears, but I have tried it and it tastes great. Here, all the bacon is replaced with mushrooms and carrots. The court may season with coarse-grained mustard, which gives extra bite to the meal.