As I’ve mentioned, I’m living in a house this semester that’s culinary themed. We’ve had all sorts of events all semester exploring Danish cuisine and making new recipes. For the culmination of the semester, we had to do a final project and create a recipe combining Danish and American food. Our floor did a Danish style loaded nacho. We used root vegetables as the base for the chips and then the types of toppings that typically go on Danish style hot dogs. Plus, of course, cheddar cheese. Here’s the full recipe!
For the chip base – 4 small potatoes, 1 sweet potato, 1 beet
For toppings – 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, 2 large yellow onions, 1/2 package bacon, homemade remoulade
For the remoulade – 1 tube mayo, 2/3 tablespoon ketchup, 1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard, 1/2 small onion, 1/2 tablespoon chopped pickles, 1/2 tablespoon parsley, 1/4 tablespoon dill, 1/2 lemon, dash of curry, dash of cayenne
Wash and use a mandolin (or knife) to finely slice the root vegetables. Toss in olive oil and salt and pepper. Lay in a thin layer on baking sheet and bake at 200 degrees Celsius (or 400 Fahrenheit) until crispy.
Chop the yellow onions and fry in oil on stovetop until just before burned. Cook bacon and crumble it.
Mix remoulade ingredients in a bowl. Grate the cheddar. Once chips are ready, add toppings and remoulade to your liking.
To be honest, these sounded pretty gross to me when we came up with the recipe. First of all, I’m not a big fan of sweet potato or beet chips, and the toppings all together just sounded really weird to me on that base. But these were actually pretty good! Somehow the flavors actually melded together really well and people seemed to really like them. We made samples for our final showcase and they were gone within 20 minutes (out of 2 hours). Also, we won an award for cultural awareness because we apparently captured both Danish and American culture really well through our food. Picture of the food courtesy of Linn, my LLC coordinator who’s been planning all of our events all semester.
Here’s us with our award for cultural awareness and some Danish teenagers photobombing.