Sausage Stroganoff

Sausage Stroganoff (Korv stroganoff)

 

This dish is perfect for a weeknight when you don’t have a lot of time to cook. Traditionally it calls for Falukorv, which is pretty hard to find here in the States, so I used kielbasa. My kids loved it!

Ingredients

  • One yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound of sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Rice

Instructions

1. Slice onion thin and fry in oil until soft.
Sausage Stroganoff
2. Add the sliced sausage and cook until browned.
Sausage Stroganoff
3. Add the sliced bell pepper and cook until soft.
Sausage Stroganoff
4. Add the tomato sauce and cream along with salt and pepper.
Sausage Stroganoff
5. Simmer for about 5 minutes and serve with rice.
Sausage Stroganoff

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Swedish Cheesecake

Swedish Cheesecake (Ostkaka)

 

The Swedish cheesecake is a bit different than the American kind, using cottage cheese and ricotta instead. This should be served lukewarm with your favorite jam and whipped cream. So, so good!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds cottage cheese, strained
  • 1 pound ricotta cheese
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2 splashes of Amaretto
  • Your favorite jam and whipped cream

Instructions

1. Strain the cottage cheese until until the curds seem a bit denser.
Swedish Cheesecake
2. Whisk the eggs until fluffy.
Swedish Cheesecake
3. Mix the cheeses, eggs, sugar, flour, almond meal and Amaretto.
Swedish Cheesecake
4. Pour into a greased 9×13″ pan. And bake at 400 degrees F for 20-30 minutes.
Swedish Cheesecake
5. Serve with your favorite jam and whipped cream!
Swedish Cheesecake

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Meatball Sandwish

Meatball Sandwich (Köttbulle macka)

 

I love meatball sandwiches and when you make them with the beet salad they are so much better! Don’t do what the Americans do and add more bread on top, keep it simple. Serve with your favorite pickles!

Ingredients

  • A couple of marinated/canned beets chopped up
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • 1/4 of a red onion chopped up
  • Black pepper
  • Crusty bread of your choice
  • Leftover, chilled meatballs, sliced
  • Butter
  • Cucumber
  • Pickled cucumbers
  • Cilantro

Instructions

1. Make the beet salad by mixing the beets, sour cream, mayo, red onion and black pepper in a big bowl.
Meatball Sandwich
2. Start by toasting your bread slightly and let it cool. Spread some beet salad on one piece of bread and top with meatball slices and a twig of cilantro.
3. Spread butter on the other piece of toast and add one layer of meatballs, then thinly sliced cucumbers and top with more meatballs and cilantro.
4. Very tasty!
Meatball Sandwich

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Skagen Toast

Skagen Toast (Skagen macka)

 

Classic open faced sandwich! Very easy and quick to make. You can even turn it into appetizers by cutting up the toast into smaller bite size pieces. Always a hit!

Ingredients

  • 1lb cooked and peeled small shrimp
  • 1/2 red onion, peeled and very finely chopped
  • A small bunch of fresh dill, very finely chopped. Plus extra for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • A loaf of soft, white bread
  • Some butter

Instructions

1. Zest the lemon and juice it.
Skagen Toast
2. Put the shrimp, sour cream, dill, and onion in a large bowl.
Skagen Toast
3. Add the lemon juice and salt and pepper to your liking.
Skagen Toast
4. Toast the bread in butter until golden. Add some pepper for extra flavor.
Skagen Toast
5. Divide the shrimp mixture on the toasts and top with sprigs of dill.
Skagen Toast

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Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce

Swedish Meatballs with Creamy Sauce (Köttbullar med gräddsås)

 

Probably the most famous of all Swedish dishes and a big hit with the whole family! I like serving it with mashed potatoes, lingonberry jam and cucumber salad. Enjoy!

Ingredients for the Meatballs

  • A bunch of mixed fresh herbs, such as rosemary, thyme and oregano, finely chopped
  • 1lb ground pork
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 5-6 ounces of dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions for the Meatballs

1. Put the herbs along with the pork, beef, eggs, milk, breadcrumbs, and spices in a big bowl.
Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce
2. Mix it all well with your hands and roll into small balls. Place on a greased baking sheet. Let them get a bit firmer by placing them in the fridge for about an hour.
Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce
3. Remove from fridge and fry in a pan until golden brown.
Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce

Ingredients for the Creamy Sauce

  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • Ground black pepper and dried rosemary

Instructions for the Creamy Sauce

1. Whisk beef stock, heavy cream, flour, soy sauce, black pepper, and rosemary in a large saucepan until smooth.
Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce
2. Cook and stir over low heat until thickened, about 10 minutes.
Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce
3. Serve with the meatballs, mashed potatoes, lingonberry and veggies of your choice.
Swedish Meatballs with Cream Sauce

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Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie (Blåbärspaj)

 

Super simple delicious blueberry pie! Serve it with vanilla ice cream or vanilla sauce which can be found at either a Scandinavian specialties store or Ikea.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 ounces butter, soften
  • 5 ounces of sugar
  • 4 1/2 ounces flour
  • About 1 pound of blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
  • 1/2 ounce corn starch

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Mix the butter, 3 1/2 ounces of sugar, and the flour. Knead until it crumbles.
Blueberry Pie
2. Mix the blueberries with 1 1/2 ounces of sugar. Add rosemary and put in an oven safe dish.
Blueberry Pie
3. Spread the crumble over the blueberries. Bake in the oven for about 20-30 minutes until the top is browned. Enjoy!
Blueberry Pie

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Sailors Beef

Sailor’s Beef (Sjömansbiff)

 

This amazing beef stew is made with beer, beef, yellow onions and potatoes. The whole thing is very tasty, and perfect for a cold Winter’s night. Serve with cucumber salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 yellow onions
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound of beef steak
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups of beef bullion
  • 1 1/2 cups dark beer

Instructions

1. Chop the onion and fry in a pan with 3 tablespoons of butter until golden in color. Put aside.
Sailors Beef

2. Cut the meat in pieces about ½-inch thick. Then pound to get it a bit tender.
Sailors Beef

3. Mix, flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl and add the meat. Mix evenly.
Sailors Beef

4. Fry the meat on both sides in a hot pan with 2 tablespoons butter. About ½ a minute on each side.
Sailors Beef

5. Peel the potatoes and cut them in thin slices.
Sailors Beef

6. Mix potato, fried onion, meat, bay leaves and thyme in a pot. Potatoes should be at the bottom and the top.
Sailors Beef

7. Mix the beef bullion and beer and then pour over the potato mix. Cover with a lid and simmer for about an hour. And here it is!
Sailors Beef

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Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad (Gurksallad)

 

This salad is both sweet and tangy, and goes well with pretty much anything. I like it served on the side with beef or chicken.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons of Sambal Oelek
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 6 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 sliced red onion

Instructions

1. Peel and cut the cucumber lengthwise. Then slice thin.
Cucumber Salad

2. Slice the red onion thin and mix with the cucumber.
Cucumber Salad

3. Mix the water, apple cider vinegar and sugar. Bring to a boil.
Cucumber Salad

4. Add the salt and Sambal Oelek. Pour over the vegetables and let it sit for at least two hours.
Cucumber Salad

5. And here it is!
Cucumber Salad

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