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Island sausage

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Susanne welcomed us to Fanø island with open arms. Originally from an island further east of Denmark, she settled on Fanø 12 years ago and is a community nurse for this island district. As we entered through her garden gate, she asked that we close it securely behind us because the deer adore her plants and other edible delights. Today, Susanne will teach us how to cook a typical Danish dish and dessert.

Kold kartoffel salat & pølser
Translation: sausages and cold potato salad

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© Bertrand Lanneau

Ingredients
– 1 onion, løg
– 800 g new potatoes, små kartoffel
– 250 g crème fraîche
– 100 ml liquid yoghurt
– chives, chopped, purløg
– sunflower oil, solsikke olie
– butcher’s choice sausages, slagter pølser

Recipe Instructions
– Boil the potatoes in advance and allow them to cool and harden

© Bertrand Lawal

© Bertrand Lanneau

– Finely grate the onion
– Cut potatoes into thin strips

© Bertrand Lawal

© Bertrand Lanneau

– Mix the crème fraîche, yoghurt, and chives. Then add the potatoes and mix carefully. Season as needed.

© Bertrand Lawal

© Bertrand Lanneau

– In a hot frying pan, brown the sausages in a neutral oil (such as sunflower)

© Bertrand Lawal

© Bertrand Lanneau

 

Kolskal (i.e., kolskol)
Translation: cold Bowl

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© Bertrand Lanneau

Ingredients
– 500 ml buttermilk (in Danish: kærne mælk)
– 2 eggs
– 4 tbsp sugar
– 1 pinch/dash vanilla (powder, extract or pod)
– 500 g strawberries
– 500 ml liquid yoghurt
– dry, sugary biscuits, such as Breton-style shortbread, crushed

© Bertrand Lawal

© Bertrand Lanneau

Recipe Instructions
– In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and sugar thoroughly until smooth
– While continuing to beat the mixture, add the yoghurt, buttermilk, and vanilla
– Wash the strawberries and cut into chunks
– Add the strawberries to the mixture and stir, then cool in the fridge for at least 1 hour
– Just before serving, sprinkle the bowl with the crushed biscuits

After this very delicious and very Danish meal, we accompanied our hostess on a visit to her friends’ boat. We went for a 2-hour ride around the island to see the seal colonies. When we got back, we found there’s nothing like drinking schnapps (pronounced shnaps) to warm up!


[On the road, at the 55°20’58.0″N and 8°28’02.4″E]

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