Burning Love or Brennende kjærlighet is a highly versatile recipe that nearly always ends up tasting great. With the creamy mashed potatoes, mushrooms, bacon and onions your taste buds will be treated to an amazing symphony of flavor. You can add some sides if you like, I think asparagus would go great with it, or let it be the whole meal, either way you will have a nutritious meal.
Before really starting my research on this dish I spoke to a friend that lived in Norway to see if she had a favorite meal and her feedback had me a little concerned. She said that if I wanted authentic Norsk food then I should plan on bland potatoes and ham, and that’s it. As I started exploring though I came across this and decided that I could be authentic and have a dish that was full of flavor. I had to fight the urge to add some peppers or sun-dried tomatoes to the recipe since I wanted to stick to more traditional ingredients, but if you wanted to go that route, I don’t think you could go wrong.
In the recipe, when cooking the potatoes, I suggest using a steamer instead of boiling. Boiling does a good job of softening the potatoes but it leaches out tons of flavor. Steaming preserves the flavor. Having the true flavor of the potatoes makes Burning Love complete. If you don’t have a steamer go ahead and boil them.