Taste King Frederik’s favourite dish

I am not sure which King Frederik it is, or how they know that this was his favourite dish. But it is offered at Restaurant Colosseum, one of the restaurants along the harbour front in Sonderborg. The restaurant website doesn’t give much information about this dish besides that it is a house speciality, and an email I sent to the restaurant remained unanswered so I am none the wiser, but wherever it comes from, I am glad it is on the menu!

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The dish consists of ox in a spicy sauce. It is served with potatoes, french fries (yeps: both!) and small portions of chopped egg, onions and beetroot. The sauce is a rich, liberally supplied sauce, making it perfect for dipping your potatoes in it (alas, if I was back home I would love dipping bread, but this is Denmark, so no bread, just potatoes). It comes served as a very generous portion in a pan (yeps: a pan!) with the other side dishes in separate bowls. In fact, if you are not very hungry, or are taking a starter and dessert it may also be possible to share.

And if you are not in Sonderborg? Well, you can also make it yourself! Here’s the recipe:

Serves 4 people

  • 600-700 grams of flank steak
  • 4 tbsp chopped onions
  • 1.5 tbsp curry
  • 3 tbsp edelsüss paprika
  • 0.5 litre of whipped cream
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • A good splash of Worcestershire sauce

Cut the flank steak into strips and brown them well in the pan. The chopped onion is fried with the curry and paprika. Let it simmer for a bit. Whipped cream, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce are added. Let it boil for a couple of minutes.

Serve with potatoes and fries and as sides make:

  • One bowl of chopped eggs
  • One bowl of chopped onion
  • One bowl of chopped beetroot

6 thoughts on “Taste King Frederik’s favourite dish

  1. Jola

    Oh, thank God, at least sth else than just frikadeller, leverpøstej and bacon… 😉 (I have impression Danes just focus on these three dishes).

    1. Ann Post author

      I wouldn’t mind it if it was just frikadeller…but yes, there is a lot of leverpostej and bacon. I don’t worry about Danes not focussing on the others dishes though – more for me!(especially with all the Julefrokost buffets coming up now in the Christmas season)

  2. Sybern Huizinga

    My wife and I loved Kong Freric’s favorit at the Colosseum restaurant this summer. You can’t believe how happy we are that you posted the recipe. Last night our family enjoyed this delicious dish and it tasted as good as it did in Sonderborg. Thank you very much for this ‘secret’ recipe.


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