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Brændende Kærlighed - Burning Love

Dinner, MeatsTove Balle-PedersenComment
Brændende Kærlighed - Burning Love

Brændende Kærlighed - Burning Love

Brændende kærlighed, or Burning love, is an old danish dish with mashed potatoes, crisp bacon bits and soft fried onions. Brændende kærlighed is a danish comfort food, and a really cheap one. 

Growing up we had brændende kærlighed as a typical dish for a week night, and I think we had it every or every other month. The traditional way to have this dish is not low in calories, but with some small twists I can be OK. I drained most of the bacon fat from the frying pan before sautéing the onions. Unlike at my parents house, we have ketchup and steak sauces as sauce instead of the drippings from the onions and bacon. The last little twist is my mashed potatoes with steamed cauliflower, that make it lighter. Broccoli or other root vegetables can also be used.

Serves 4.


Mash potatoes:

  • 1 cauliflower 
  • 6-8 medium potatoes
  • warm milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt & pepper 


  • 1 pack thick cut bacon, diced
  • 2 onions


Peel the potatoes, and the cut them into half inch cubes. Rinse and cut the cauliflower into florets.

Bring the potatoes to a boil with just enough water to cover. Add salt when water is boiling. Add the cauliflower on top, so they will steam. Let potaoes/cauliflower cook for about 20 minutes.

In a skillet brown the bacon, until light crispy. Remove bacon from skillet, and drain most of the bacon fat. Sauté the onions in the remaining bacon fat, until translucent, and put bacon bits back in the skillet. Set a side until you are ready to serve.

Drain the potatoes and mash them. Add the butter and warm milk while whipping the mash, this will make the mash light and airy. Season the mash with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve a spoonful mash, making a small hole in the middle and fill it with the bacon/onion mix. I serve brændende kærlighed with pan fried tomatoes, ketchup and steak sauces.


Waipi'o Stack Breakfast a la me

Breakfast, BrunchTove Balle-Pedersen2 Comments
Waipi'o Stack Breakfast a la me

Waipi'o Stack Breakfast a la me

On my first vacation to Hawaii, I had a Waipi'o Stack Breakfast at Island Lava Java. One of the best breakfasts ever. I crave salt for breakfast, so for sure the Waipi'o Stack is right up my alley. Well, the setting didn't hurt the experience in any way. 

The Waipi'o Stack is two eggs over easy, stacked on wheat toast with applewood smoked bacon, fresh avocado, tomato, arugula and chipotle aioli.  

This is my take on it:

The view from the cafe.

The view from the cafe.

Serves 2


  • 2 slices sour dough bread (preferably Tartine Country Bread)

  • 4 eggs

  • 4-6 slices applewood smoked bacon

  • 1 avocado

  • 1 tomato

  • 1 handful arugula

  • chipotle aioli


Cook the bacon until crisp using your favorite way, in a skillet, in the oven or in the microwave. Set aside.

Rinse the arugula, and pad it dry in a kitchen towel. Wash and slice the tomato; peel and slice the avocado and toast the bread.

Crack eggs in two bowls, two eggs in each.

Heat a small non-stick skillet over low heat and add butter. As soon as the butter stops foaming, add two eggs to the pan. Cook eggs over low heat until the whites stops being translucent. Now gently flip the eggs with a spatula/turner, be careful not to break the yolks. Count to 10 and flip the eggs back or put at plate upside down on the pan, and flip the whole thing.

 Assemble the stack:

Spread chipotle aioli on bread, add arugula, then tomato slices, bacon and eggs. Place the avocado on top. Serve immediately with a cup a fresh fruit.



The Danish version:

Waipi'o Stack


  • 2 skiver godt brød.

  • 4 æg

  • 4-6 skiver god bacon

  • 1 avocado

  • 1 tomat

  • 1 håndfuld rucola

  • chipotle mayonnaise

Rist brødet og steg baconen.  Bland mayonnaise med chipotle. Spejl æggene. 
Smør brødet med mayonnaisen, læg rucolaen på, derefter tomatskiver, den stegte bacon og til sidst læg æggene på. 

Skær avocadoen i skiver og læg dem ovenpå æggene. 

Server straks.