Danish Hash with Fried Eggs or Biksemad is a traditional breakfast dish in Denmark. Filled with delicious, healthy ingredients, topped with fried egg.
Danish Hash with Fried Eggs (Biksemad)
Author: Epicurus.com Kitchens
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4 to 6
- 1/2 Cup butter (1/4 pound)
- 2 large onions, finely chopped
- 2 Cups peeled cooked potatoes, cut
- 3 Cups cooked lean beef, cut in half
- 1/4 Cup regular strength beef broth
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 4 eggs
- butter lettuce and cherry tomatoes
- coarse salt (Kosher-style)
- In a wide frying pan over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Add onions and cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until they are limp and golden (about 15 minutes).
- When onions are cooked, transfer to another container and keep warm.
- Then, in the same frying pan over medium-high heat, melt 3 tablespoons more of the butter and cook potatoes, turning as needed to brown on all sides; add to onions and keep warm. Add 1 tablespoon more butter to the pan and cook beef, stirring occasionally, until it is browned and heated through.
- Add beef to container with onions and potatoes; keep warm.
- Again using the same frying pan add broth, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Cook over high heat until reduced by about half; then pour over hash mixture.
- Mix lightly but thoroughly.
- Using the same pan, melt 1 to 2 tablespoons butter and fry eggs until done as desired.
- Spoon hash onto a warm platter and arrange eggs on top.
- Garnish with the lettuce and tomatoes. Serve with coarse salt, if you wish.
Biksemad (bick-sa-mod) is the Danish name of this delicious beef and potato hash. It makes a delightful entree for a casual supper or brunch.
You may also add carrots (cooked) and coarsely chopped zucchini (courgettes) to this dish for added flavor (see photo).