Wikipedia, Friday, 22 September 2017
Swedish cuisine is known as simple with an important role for game, minced meat, sausage, fish, fruits and pastries. However, there are some
important regional differences. In the far north, pork-filled potato dumplings (pitepalt) are eaten. Inland, they like to make a fruit soup from
rosehips (nyponsoppa). In the south, apples and onions (äpplefläsk) stuffed with pork, as well as a casserole meal with cubes of potatoes and meat
served with a fried egg (pyttipanna) are enjoyed. In the south, you will also find most influences from other kitchens.
Because meat is rather expensive, cheaper meat products such as minced meat and sausages play an important role in the Swedish menu. An important
fish in the menu is herring, which is often used in a sweet dish.
A few famous Swedish dishes are:
These small meatballs are perhaps the most Swedish of all Swedish dishes. The Swedes often eat them - as a snack in combination with mashed potatoes
and a scoop of jam, at the drink, as a sandwich pastry etcetera. The balls owe their particular taste mostly to the herbal mix' Allroundkrydda'.
These balls are also available from the IKEA department stores.
Crayfish are cooked with dill and served with bread, butter, and herb cheese. There is a lot of drinking with this dish.
A pan meal. It consists of potatoes, onions, and meat cut into dice. The whole is baked in a large pan. The dish is served with red beetroot and a
fried or raw egg on top of it.
The most famous Swedish meal. It consists of an enormous quantity of hot and cold dishes such as various types of herring, smoked and marinated
salmon, smoked eel, shrimp, mackerel, lobster, crab, sardines, salads, cooked and roasted meats, smoked reindeer, meatballs, ham, sausage, liver
pies, various types of cheese, different types of bread, baked and boiled potatoes, various fruits and vegetables.
Baltic herring packed in cans. The herring is fermented in the can and is only good when the tin begins to form a sphere. The herring has a
distinctive taste and a powerful smell.
Cinnamon balls. These sticky pastries are somewhat similar to coffee rolls, but instead of raisins, they contain cinnamon and or cardamom and are
sprinkled with pearl sugar. They are often and frequently served with coffee or tea.
Traditional sausage, eaten mainly with macaroni and mashed potatoes.
Type of pastry.
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