|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 41g||53%|
|Saturated Fat 13g||64%|
|Total Carbohydrate 68g||25%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||18%|
|Total Sugars 27g|
|Vitamin C 20mg||98%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Labskaus is a one-dish meal made with mashed potatoes, corned beef, and beets. It’s bright red from the beet juice and served with a fried egg, pickles and pickled, rolled herring (rollmops).
Labskaus used to be a poor person’s food, but now pickled meats and fish are so expensive that it has become a luxury food, even served at fancy restaurants. It also has a reputation for being a hangover cure.
1 small onion, chopped
4 teaspoons unsalted butter, or margarine, divided
1 pound potatoes, about 4 medium, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup milk
1 cup beef broth
10 ounces corned beef, homemade or canned, chopped
1 (15-ounce) can pickled beets, in slices
1 tablespoon pickled beet juice
9 rollmops, pickled herring wrapped around a gherkin pickle
3 large eggs
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Steps to Make It
Cook the potatoes in salted water until soft.
Brown the onions in 2 teaspoons butter for 3 minutes and remove from heat.
Brown the corned beef cubes in the same pan until warmed through.
Chop 5 beet slices small, reserving the rest.
Drain the potatoes and add the milk. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher (they will be chunky). Add enough broth to make the potatoes wet, but not runny. Fold in the browned onions, chopped corned beef, chopped beets, and the beet juice. Season with salt and pepper.
Using a non-stick pan, melt 2 teaspoons butter and fry the 3 eggs. Salt and pepper to taste.
Divide the labskaus onto 3 pre-warmed plates. Arrange 1 fried egg on top of each mound of labskaus, add the rollmops, the reserved pickled red beets, and spicy German pickles and serve immediately.
Raw Egg Warning
Consuming raw and lightly cooked eggs poses a risk of foodborne illness.
Tip: Pre-warming the plate is essential for total enjoyment of this meal because it can cool down so fast. Place plates in an oven that has been heated for a few minutes and then turned off. Use potholders to remove them shortly before serving.