Danish Inspired Caramelized Christmas Potatoes


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  • Potato Type: Fingerling
  • Prep Method: Pan Fried
  • Yield: 4-6
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The classic Danish caramelized Christmas potatoes get a delicious update using fingerlings, sage and chili flakes.


  • 2 lbs of Side Delights® Fingerling potatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of organic butter, unsalted
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of water if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes


  1. Boil and peel the potatoes. Leave to cool off completely before moving to the next step.
  2. In a large frying pan, cook the sugar on moderate heat until completely melted. Do not stir! When melted, add the butter and stir until the two are combined into an almost syrupy mixture.
  3. Add the potatoes and a little bit of water to the mixture. If the mixture starts to stiffen and form lumps, don’t panic. Turn the heat up and it will melt again. Slowly rock the pan and cover each potato in the mixture, continuing to cook for about 8-10 minutes.


TIP: During the rest of the year, I like to spruce these potatoes up with a little fresh sage or chopped chili at the end – but for Christmas, I always serve them in this traditional manner.

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