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Home Fries - Brased Potatoes - Bratkartoffeln

Home Fries - Brased Potatoes - Bratkartoffeln

Video Recipe - I have been eating home fries since I was a kid. We had it the traditional "Danish style" with just potatoes, fat for frying, salt and pepper. For the last few years though, I have acquired a taste for the German version "Bratkartoffeln" with onion and bacon.

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Boneless, marinated and grilled leg of lamb
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Video Recipe - Typically we fry a leg of lamb whole. Because it's the easiest to do. But a really good trick is to debone and butterfly it. You can cook it a lot faster then. The flattened shape also gives more room for a browned surface. You will also get more of that smoky barbecued flavor all oever the meat. Or you can roll them into a meat roll with marinade inside, so you get the marinade flavor onto all of the meat.
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A danish classic. Very well suited for the smoked herring (kippers), shrimp or whatever you have in mind. We usually get it at Christmas, but it is not necessary to limit it to that season. It is suitable as a condiment for meats, in sandwiches and open sandwiches (smørrebrød) for all seasons.
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Manhattan Style American Cheesecake
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