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What is your most favorite swedish dish?

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jocelynpantaleon
post 21.Nov.2013, 05:07 AM
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Hi! I am interested to learn how to cook Swedish dishes and desserts. Kindly share your favorites recipes here smile.gif
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Seamus Sean
post 21.Nov.2013, 08:24 AM
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Kebab pizza! wink.gif
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snarky
post 21.Nov.2013, 01:48 PM
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@ Seamus - yuck!!!


Swedish Meatballs are extremely tasty (I make them by memory, I tried my best to list out).

Half and half of ground beef and ground pork (maybe half pound of each).
1 onion - minced
1 egg
breadcrumbs (maybe half a deciliter give or take)
white pepper (this is really potent, so you do need to be careful with this. I would say probably two to three pinches)
salt (maybe a pinch or two)

Mix all together, roll into balls, put in frying pan on medium heat, cook till done.

You can eat with ketchup, or if you have access to lingonberries you can have that with mashed potatoes, and of course they are tasty without any condiments too.
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jocelynpantaleon
post 29.Nov.2013, 02:12 AM
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Thanks for the recipe smile.gif I'm really going to try this one. Can I possibly do this without the pork? Thank you again

Eat well, but don't forget your diet!
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jocelynpantaleon
post 29.Nov.2013, 02:13 AM
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How about dessert? Do you have any easy-to-make, quite tasty recipe?
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snarky
post 29.Nov.2013, 01:45 PM
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Well you can do without the pork, but this is the typical Swedish meatball recipe and it includes pork, lol!

For easy dessert recipes, see below.
http://www.food.com/recipe/swedish-pancakes-pl-ttar-170373
http://honestcooking.com/swedish-chocolate-balls/
http://sweden.se/culture/saffransbullar-and-pepparkakor/
(the saffransbullar and pepparkakor are typically made this time of year, I don't care for either of these but they are very popular here)

Also, here is some random ones that are generally enjoyed by all in Sweden -
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/swedish-christmas-glogg/
(Glogg is a winter drink and it is delicious)
http://www.thekitchn.com/smrgstrta-roundup...ch-cakes-164638
(there are quite a few recipe variations on here, but you can click on the recipes based on the pictures or you can do your own google search and find probably even a different variation)
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*mragsdale45*
post 17.Dec.2013, 04:11 PM
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From my childhood it has always been Raggmunk.

Not sure why, maybe I am a carb lover, maybe I just like the taste but being in California, I've never found any place that makes these even close to what I liked as a kid. I make my own mostly on weekends. Something about this dish, American pancakes on weekends? Not sure.

I've always thought the potatoes my mother used were just different than the ones I get out here and that makes all the difference. biggrin.gif

Thank you for the list of recipes! Very helpful.
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Ralph
post 19.Jan.2016, 07:59 AM
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I love Swedish Apple Pie. Its really tasty and it always makes me bounce with happiness. Its delicious!!
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axiom
post 19.Jan.2016, 09:37 AM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 24.May.2011

One of my all time favorites is "sillt?rta"
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Savage
post 11.Jan.2017, 10:33 AM
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When has anyone heard the expression "I fancy a Swedish this evening", in regards to food?
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Hisingen
post 11.Jan.2017, 04:05 PM
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Or an 'English' or an 'American'.
Don't get too carried away with your bias.
Even in the UK, you won't here the likes of 'An English' - but 'Chinese', 'Thai' or an 'Indian' - they get heard almost anywhere.

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RandallnHopkirk
post 11.Jan.2017, 04:21 PM
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I don't have a recipe to share I'm afraid, but my favourite Swedish food is planka. So delicious!
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Bsmith
post 11.Jan.2017, 04:57 PM
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My favorite Swedish dish is Elsa Hosk.
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yet another brit
post 11.Jan.2017, 10:56 PM
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There was a great sketch on (I think) "Goodness Gracious Me" about a bunch of Indians (in India) going out for an English. As Hissingen also implies (and as Savage seems as usual too hidebound to contemplate), there is some cultural relativism involved in these kind of relationships...

Good Swedish food (like good food in any country) is good, modern interpretations of the old food of rural poverty. Do it right, and it is all great. I heard an interview where Christer Lindström (who had two Michelin stars for Edsbacka Krog) said that the ICA Family Cookbook (the check-patterned one that you'll see in your mother-in-laws kitchen) is what he uses to feed himself and his family by choice...

Stekt strömming
Järpar
Stekt fläsk with raggmunkar
Västerbotten paj
Sill with schnapps
Sjömansbiff

I could go on. Even the julbord (aka "how many ways can we serve the pig that we just slaughtered as a treat before Xmas") has so many merits.
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Savage
post 12.Jan.2017, 12:04 AM
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QUOTE (Savage @ 11.Jan.2017, 11:33 AM) *
When has anyone heard the expression "I fancy a Swedish this evening", in regards to food?



QUOTE (Hisingen @ 11.Jan.2017, 05:05 PM) *
Don't get too carried away with your bias.



QUOTE (yet another brit @ 11.Jan.2017, 11:56 PM) *
(and as Savage seems as usual too hidebound to contemplate),


Whats the point in replying?
I asked a question, and immediately I am accused of bias and not wanting to participate in such?

Much in the same way as when ever I post a news article, I am somehow responsible for bringing shame onto Sweden or am Swede bashing etc. As if non integrated Swedes or linguistically non competent residents don't have a right to access such.

Resulting in something that bears hallmarks of a form of social apartheid.

From what I have seen, Sweden's food is individual to the country.
But to the most part its a variation of internationally renowned generic recipes, and often so done for the sake of identity.

Meatballs is a prime example of this.
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