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Posted by: jocelynpantaleon 21.Nov.2013, 05:07 AM

Hi! I am interested to learn how to cook Swedish dishes and desserts. Kindly share your favorites recipes here smile.gif

Posted by: Seamus Sean 21.Nov.2013, 08:24 AM

Kebab pizza! wink.gif

Posted by: snarky 21.Nov.2013, 01:48 PM

@ 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.

Posted by: jocelynpantaleon 29.Nov.2013, 02:12 AM

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

Posted by: jocelynpantaleon 29.Nov.2013, 02:13 AM

How about dessert? Do you have any easy-to-make, quite tasty recipe?

Posted by: snarky 29.Nov.2013, 01:45 PM

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.
(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 -
(Glogg is a winter drink and it is delicious)
(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)

Posted by: mragsdale45 17.Dec.2013, 04:11 PM

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.

Posted by: Ralph 19.Jan.2016, 07:59 AM

I love Swedish Apple Pie. Its really tasty and it always makes me bounce with happiness. Its delicious!!

Posted by: axiom 19.Jan.2016, 09:37 AM

One of my all time favorites is "sillt?rta"

Posted by: Hisingen 11.Jan.2017, 04:05 PM

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.


Posted by: RandallnHopkirk 11.Jan.2017, 04:21 PM

I don't have a recipe to share I'm afraid, but my favourite Swedish food is planka. So delicious!

Posted by: Bsmith 11.Jan.2017, 04:57 PM

My favorite Swedish dish is Elsa Hosk.

Posted by: yet another brit 11.Jan.2017, 10:56 PM

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
Stekt fläsk with raggmunkar
Västerbotten paj
Sill with schnapps

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.

Posted by: Hisingen 12.Jan.2017, 11:32 AM

QUOTE (Savage @ 12.Jan.2017, 12:04 AM) *
- - -
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.
- - -

There we have the mad savage's interpretation of - - - the mad savage.

Non-integrated and linguistically non competent resident.
Could not have said it better


Posted by: GeorgeFowell 27.Apr.2018, 10:30 AM

My favorite Swedish dish is Jansson's Temptation. It is so delicious and yummy everyone should try it.

Posted by: JonG 28.Apr.2018, 01:43 PM

Planka is worth a try at home, but of course you have to buy the planka boards first (ICA Maxi sell them).

Get some pork fillet (fläskfilé) and slice into thick slices. Season it then fry in a pan and place on your boards (warm the planka boards in the oven while you fry the meat). Pipe mashed potatoes around the outside (adding an egg to the mash helps it brown up nicely under the grill). Then put whatever sauce you're using on (just buy bearnaise or red wine sauce premade from the supermarket), plus any veggies on the side (half a tomato is traditional too) and finally grill to perfection under the broiler (if you're American) or grill (if you're normal) ;P

Restaurant luxury at home and not very hard to do at all!

Posted by: nosmas10 13.Aug.2018, 06:33 AM

I always love the taste of potatoes that's why Janssons frestelse is my favorite Swedish food.

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