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Lamb Burning Love (Brændende Kærlighed) in serving dish on board with blue tea towel.
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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
Keyword easy, leftover lamb, simple
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 tablespoon 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


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