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Lamb Burning Love (Brændende Kærlighed) in serving dish on board with blue tea towel.
5 from 10 votes

Lamb Burning Love

Lamb Burning Love is the perfect quick and easy dish to use up leftover roast lamb. Fried onions and lamb sit on top of a bed of mashed potato, simple Danish inspired peasant food!
Course Main
Cuisine Danish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 1 Kg Potatoes peeled and quartered (even sized pieces)
  • 30 g Butter
  • Generous splash of milk
  • 2 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 270 g Leftover roast/slowcooked lamb leg or shoulder chopped (approx or whatever you have)
  • 4 Medium onions sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Cook the potatoes in boiling water until cooked (about 18 minutes).
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onions until starting to go golden.
  3. Add the lamb, combine with the onions and fry for another 5 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Mash the potatoes and beat in the butter, milk, salt and pepper.
  5. Place the mash in a serving dish and top with the fried onions and lamb.
  6. Serve at the table.