Caramel potatoes

Caramel potatoes

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Scandinavian Christmas
Serves
8
Photographer
Lars Ranek

Some people think this is a really weird way to eat potatoes! In my family, they are an essential part of Christmas Eve dinner. The secret to the perfect caramel potato is time; let them simmer slow and easy while you turn them gently now and then, so they are coated with caramel over and over again.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2kg small potatoes
salt
300g caster sugar
175g salted butter, cut into pieces

Method

  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. Peel them and leave to cool. (This can be done the day before.) Place the peeled potatoes in a colander and pour cold water over them. Leave them to drain well.
  2. Melt the sugar over a very low heat in a big, heavy-based saucepan. Don’t stir it! When melted and golden brown, add the butter and let the mixture simmer until it becomes a caramel, stirring as little as possible. Add the potatoes and gently turn them in the caramel. Let them simmer at low heat for 35–40 minutes, turning often, until they are coated in caramel on all sides. Serve.
Tags:
Scandinavia
Denmark
Sweden
Norway
Christmas
baking
hygge
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
cookies
gingerbread
seasonal
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