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Nordic Sugar Browned Potatoes

Nordic sugar browned potatoes. These potatoes are often served during the Christmas time. Perfect together with a Nordic roasted duct. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Nordic
Keyword: Danish Food, Nordic food
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 kg small baby potatoes
  • 1 dl sugar
  • 25 g butter
  • 1 dl duck grease (optional)


  • Clean the potatoes but leave the peel on. Boil the potatoes in lightly salted water for about 15 minutes. Don't boil them too soft.
  • Peel the potatoes using a knife. Let the potatoes cool off before you proceed. You can with advantage do this the day before you actually need the browned potatoes.
  • Pour the sugar in an even layer on a cold frying pan. Turn on the stove at medium heat and let the sugar melt without stirring in it. Try to avoid using a frying pan with Teflon coating.
  • When the sugar is melted add the butter to the pan and turn up to high heat. Add the potatoes to the sugar/butter mixture.
  • Fry the potatoes in the sugar/butter mixture for about 5-7 minutes. Turn the potatoes constantly. If you are making these potatoes for your Christmas dinner and you have some extra duck grease - then add 1 dl (1/2 cup) of the grease to the pan with the potatoes. This will give the potatoes a great taste and a nice look.
  • When the sugar is sticking evenly to the potatoes they are done.