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Danish Caramel Potatoes

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Danish Caramel Potatoes
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 8

Sticky, sweet and such a treat, these potatoes, inspired by a classic sweet-and-savory Danish dish, are a must try. True to their title, the potatoes are actually tossed with a homemade caramel sauce—don't worry, it's just sugar and butter. A clever technique developed by the Betty Crocker Kitchens makes quick work of a tricky step. Where most traditional recipes call for combining the potatoes with hot caramel on your stovetop, where it's easy to burn the caramel and make a mess, this version calls for combining them in the oven. So you'll end up with creamy potatoes coated in rich caramel, with barely any fuss. We highly recommend serving these alongside pork and cabbage, as the Danes traditionally do at Christmastime. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 6, 2019

Ingredients

2
lb unpeeled fingerling or baby creamer potatoes
4
tablespoons butter, melted
1/4
cup sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Line 9-inch square metal pan with foil; spray with cooking spray. In 4-quart saucepan, heat 2 quarts water to boiling over high heat. Add potatoes; reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until just tender when pierced with paring knife. Drain; transfer to cutting board to cool. When cool enough to handle, carefully peel potatoes by hand; discard peels.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix melted butter, sugar and salt. Add potatoes; toss to coat. Place in pan in single layer. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is bubbling and caramelized. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Avoid using multicolored potatoes in this dish. Red, purple and white potatoes have different cook times. Combining them will make for an unevenly cooked dish.
  • It is very important to cook potatoes only until tender. Overcooking will make them more difficult to peel.
  • Caramel potatoes are a part of the traditional Christmas feast in Denmark where they're served alongside roasted duck or pork and boiled cabbage. And it's not just in Denmark that you'll find this style of potato; similar recipes can be found in cooking traditions all throughout the Nordic countries.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 3 Potatoes
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Potassium
490mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
7g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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