Bacon, carrots, onions and mash potatoes aren’t foods that I would consider particularly romantic. Nonetheless, that’s what this dish is called in Denmark and seeing as Valentine is up, I suppose it’s an appropriate recipe to post. It certainly is good for a lonely dinner on Valentine’s, because nothing cheers you up more than crispy bacon and stuff fried in bacon fat.
about 200 gr of celeriac
5 medium potatoes
about 1½ dl of milk
a bit butter
salt and pepper to season
8 bacon slices
2 medium onions (diced)
2 medium carrots (diced)
- To prepare the mash, peel potatoes and celeriac. Cut into smaller chunks, cover with water and boil in a port until tender for about 30 minutes. Mash the potatoes and celeriac, add milk and butter and stir. Then season with salt and pepper. Add more milk, if you’re not happy with the consistency.
- On a piping hot pan, fry the bacon slices until crispy and let them drip on some paper towels.
- Reduce the heat to medium and sauté onions and carrots in the bacon fat left on the pan until the onions have softened, which should take about 5 minutes or so.
- Serve the mash with onions, carrots and bacon drizzled on top. Then top of with some fresh chives.