caramelized potatoes

caramelized potatoes

caramelized potatoes are a typical Scandinavian and Islandic Christmas dish. In Icelandic they are called Brúnaðar Kartöflur.
caramelized potatoes
caramelized potatoes

Caramelized potatoes is an Islandic (or Scandinavian) recipe that might be a very interesting idea for a Christmas menu. It gives a different, festive taste to the potatoes that everyone will appreciate very much. I found it some times ago when I was making Fiskasúpa.

The inspiration comes from greedygourmet.


  • 500 grams potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (you may also use honey)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter


  • Cook the potatoes, without peeling them.
  • After cooking, let them cool down, then peel the potatoes.
  • Melt the sugar with the maple syrup in a pan.
  • Add the butter.
  • When the butter is melted, add the potatoes and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes while regularly turning the potatoes.
  • Don’t let it burn, because then it may become bitter.

Brúnaðar Kartöflur is the Icelandic name for this dish. Other stunning surprising potato recipes are:

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