Scandinavian Hash (Biksemad)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a very traditional Danish dish and one that merchant sailors love to make when they come off night watch and want a quick easy hot meal. It is so simple and very good. Great recipe for re-cycling left over roasts etc. Add some peas or some mushrooms, Any left over veggies. The egg is optional but don't miss out on it

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the 1/2 the butter in a skillet.
  2. Add the onions and saute until golden.
  3. remove from pan and keep warm.
  4. Put the remaining butter in the skillet and saute the potatoes until they are turning brown.
  5. Add meat and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add the onions and cook until all is heated through.
  7. Traditionally, you put a lightly fried egg on top of the hash, but while this isn't necessary for the dish it IS a delicious addition.
Most Helpful

Absolutely would make again and if you asked me what time is dinner? It's when I see you come through the door.

gailanng October 02, 2010

And there is me thinking that Vikings just raped and pillaged, when in fact they were cooking up a storm with this amazing dish! Sign me up to the Viking Merchant Sailor's dating agency, they can cook for me any day of the week! Great and such a wonderful recipe for leftovers, sort of like British Bubble and Squeak with horns! I used left over cooked DANISH ham and we enjoyed this for a late brunch with salad and an egg each. Made for the Scandi games in KK's forum, a veritable Viking victory thanks Bergy!

French Tart October 08, 2010

As always, Bergy, an extremely delicious dish! One of my family's favorites! I had this for b'fast with the egg on top, and again the next day with some fruit! It's a standard at my house! Thnx for posting. Made for KcK's Forum The Scandinavia Kitchen!

Darkhunter October 06, 2010