Monday, October 28, 2013

Biksemad

 What do you make when you've got a little bit of leftover steak, a couple of leftover potatoes, and it's not quite enough for dinner?  Well, if you're Danish you make Biksemad. I think in english it's called Hash, but I like the name Biksemad better. This is the dish my mom would make from leftover potatoes and roast. A lot of the time she'd cook a couple of extra potatoes, which just helped to stretch the meat out a little more. And when you top this with a fried egg, I can't think of a better way to eat leftovers and have them be a totally satisfying meal. I have to admit, I sometimes just boil an extra potato so that I can make this for lunch the next day or even for breakfast. One of the best things about this is that you can also use up bits and pieces of leftover veggies as well. I've made this with some leftover cauliflower, beans and also carrots. It's really good with a little leftover onion as well. The permutations are endless, just depends on how what you have and what you want to eat.
To start with, cut your leftover potatoes in slices and then halve them again.   Do the same thing with the leftover meat.   Keep them roughly equal in size.   

Heat a little oil and butter in a fry pan til hot, then add the potatoes, and let them cook til they brown up a little, then add the meat.    Season with a little salt and pepper at this point.  
 
 Let them cook together until the meat is heated and browned a little, and remove to a plate.    
  
You can then fry the egg in the same pan, or get another pan and fry your egg or two, til it's done to your liking.
 Place the egg on top of the meat and potato mixture, add some ketchup, if you like and enjoy.   Personally I like the egg to be over easy so that the luscious yolk dribbles over the potatoes and meat as I eat them.   
And it's that easy.   Now you have an idea for what to do with Sunday's leftover roast and potatoes.





Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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