Kebab Quiche

Kebab Quiche (Kebab paj)

This is one of my mom’s recipes and certainly one of my favorites! Easy to make and loved by all – who doesn’t like a quiche tasting like a taco!?

Ingredients

  • 1 pie shell
  • 1 chopped yellow onion
  • 1 pound of ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 bag of taco spice mix
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 4 chopped tomatoes
  • 3 chopped Peperoncino
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons of mayo
  • White pepper
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese
  • 1 sliced yellow onion

Instructions

1. Prick the pie shell with a fork and bake at 400 degrees F for about 12 minutes.
Kebab Quiche
2. Fry the ground beef or ground turkey along with the chopped onion.
Kebab Quiche
3. Add the taco spice mix and the water and cook until browned. I like to drain the fat in a strainer before adding to the shell.
Kebab Quiche
4. In a big bowl, mix the chopped tomatoes, the Peperoncinos, the sour cream, the mayo, the white pepper and the shredded cheese.
Kebab Quiche
5. Fill the shell with the fried meat.
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6. Spread the tomato mixture on top.
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7. Top with the sliced onion rings. Bake in the over at 400 degrees for at least 20 minutes, until you see the onion rings starting to brown.
Kebab Quiche
8. Let it cool down for a few and serve with a green salad.
Kebab Quiche

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Biff a la Lindstrom

Biff àla Lindstrom

An old classic! The beets are an amazing addition to the patties, definitely a different take. I served this with some homemade pickles – perfect!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 4 tablespoons of bread crumbs
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced beets
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons of HP sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup of chopped parsley
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 large baking potatoes, diced
  • 6 tablespoons of butter

Instructions

1. Mix the milk and the bread crumbs. Let it swell for 5 minutes.
Biff a la Lindstrom
2. Combine the ground beef, onions and beets.
Biff a la Lindstrom
3. Add the bread crumb mixture, the egg yolk, and the HP sauce. Combine well.
Biff a la Lindstrom
4. Shape the mixture into small hamburger patties. Put aside.
Biff a la Lindstrom
5. Chop the parsley and set aside.
Biff a la Lindstrom
6. Fry the potatoes in a pan until golden brown and soft. Keep warm in the oven.
Biff a la Lindstrom
7. Melt the 3 tablespoons of butter. Add the beef patties.
Biff a la Lindstrom
8. Meanwhile, melt the 6 tablespoons of butter and let the butter brown.
Biff a la Lindstrom
9. Fry the patties until cooked through.
Biff a la Lindstrom
10. Fry the eggs to your liking, 1 per person.
Biff a la Lindstrom
11. Serve the patties with an egg on top, the fried potatoes and top with the browned butter and parsley.
Biff a la Lindstrom

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Sticky Cake

Sticky Cake (Kladdkaka)

This is the Swedish version of a brownie, with a much more sticky center. Soooo very good! Serve with your favorite ice cream or cool whip.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of melted butter
  • Ice cream or cool whip

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch pie plate.
Sticky Cake
2. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
Sticky Cake
3. Stir the eggs into the sugar until smooth.
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4. Add the flour mixture, and stir just until combined. Pour in the vanilla extract and butter. Stir until well combined.
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5. Pour into prepared pie plate.
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6. Bake on the lower rack of the preheated oven for 35 minutes, until the center has slightly set. Allow cake to cool for 20-30 minutes in the pie plate.
Sticky Cake
7. Serve warm topped with cool whip or ice cream.
Sticky Cake

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Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb Crisp (Rabarber paj)

I was so happy when I found fresh rhubarb at the store and just had to make a crisp for dessert. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Or both!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rhubarb
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • Your favorite ice cream

Instructions

1. Slice the rhubarb.
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2. Combine rhubarb, sugar, flour and cinnamon.
Rhubarb Crisp
3. Pour into a 8×8 inch baking dish.
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4. Combine flour, brown sugar, rolled oats and melted butter.
Rhubarb Crisp
5. Sprinkle the mixture over the rhubarb mix.
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6. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.
Rhubarb Crisp
7. Serve with ice cream!
Rhubarb Crisp

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Salmon Quiche

Salmon Quiche (Lax paj)

Yum! A very easy quiche to make, it just takes some time, but it is definitely worth the wait. Serve with a simple green salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 pie shell crust
  • 1/3 pound of salmon
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • A few slices of bell pepper
  • A few springs of dill
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

1. Bake the salmon at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, until almost cooked through.
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2. Prick the pie shell with a fork and bake for about 10 minutes.
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3. Meanwhile, soak the broccoli in cold water.
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4. Gently shred the salmon with a fork.
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5. Combine the eggs, sour cream, heavy cream, dill and salt and pepper.
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6. Start by placing the salmon at the bottom of the pie shell and top with broccoli.
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7. Pour the egg mixture into the shell and place the bell pepper slices on top.

Salmon Quiche
8. Bake at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes until golden brown. Make sure the egg mixture is cooked through.
Salmon Quiche
9. Serve lukewarm!
Salmon Quiche

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Potato and Shrimp Quiche

Potato and Shrimp Quiche (Potatis och räk paj)

Once again those left over potatoes come in handy! This dish is very good served the next day for lunch as well. I served it with a nice green salad. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 pie shell crust
  • 6 boiled baby potatoes
  • 1 leek
  • 1/4 pound of cooked shrimp
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup of milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese

Instructions

1. Prick the thawed crust with a fork. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 10 minutes until lightly browned.
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2. Cut the potatoes in half.
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3. Cut off the tails on the shrimp.
Potato and Shrimp Quiche
4. Slice and rinse the white parts of the leek.
Potato and Shrimp Quiche
5. Whist the eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
Potato and Shrimp Quiche
6. Cook the leek until soft.
Potato and Shrimp Quiche
7. Fill the pie shell with potatoes, shrimp, leek and egg mixture. Top with the shredded cheese.
Potato and Shrimp Quiche
8. Bake until you have a nice golden crust, about 30-40 minutes. Make sure the eggs are cooked through.
Potato and Shrimp Quiche
9. Serve when it has cooled down a few minutes.
Potato and Shrimp Quiche

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Salmon and Potato Patties

Salmon with Potato Patties (Lax med potatis pannkaka)

I had some leftover mashed potatoes the other day and decided to make potato patties with them. I served this with baked salmon, garlic dip and a good beet salad. Very good!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of salmon
  • Leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped up dill
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Lemon pepper, salt and pepper
  • Veggie oil
  • 1 cup of sour-cream
  • 1 garlic clove

Instructions

1. Combine the mashed potatoes, jalapeno, dill and egg.
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2. Mix until smooth.
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3. Roll into balls and flatten with your hand.
Salmon and Potato Patties
4. Dipp in breadcrumbs and cover both sides. Shake off the excess.
Salmon and Potato Patties
5. Season the salmon with the lemon pepper and bake at 400 degrees F for about 15-20 minutes.
Salmon and Potato Patties
6. Make the dip by combining sour-cream, minced garlic and pepper.
Salmon and Potato Patties
7. Fry the potato patties in oil until golden brown on both sides.
Salmon and Potato Patties
8. And here it is – enjoy!
Salmon and Potato Patties

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Sausage and Mashed Potatoes

Sausage with Mashed Potatoes (Korv med mos)

A classic! In Sweden you can by this in your local kiosk, a small open-fronted hut or cubicle from which newspapers, refreshments, tickets, etc., are sold. This is a quick dinner loved by the whole family!

Ingredients

  • Your favorite sausage
  • 8 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 yellow onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup

Instructions

1. Boil the poatoes until tender.
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2. Slice the onion thinly and fry until very soft.
Sausage and Mashed Potatoes
3. Drain the potatoes and add the milk and butter. Mash until soft and creamy. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm in the oven while cooking the sausage.
Sausage and Mashed Potatoes
4. Fry the sausage until golden brown.
Sausage and Mashed Potatoes
5. Serve the mash with sausage and the fried onion along with mustard and ketchup.
Sausage and Mashed Potatoes

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Fried Cod

Fried Cod with Egg Salad (Torsk med äggsallad)

Mmmmm, very tasty! You can use any white fish for this recipe, and instead of roasting the potatoes you can just boil them. An easy and fairly quick, yet fancier recipe perfect for a weekend night. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 cod fillets
  • 4 boiled and chopped eggs
  • 1 cup cooked and chopped up shrimp
  • Dill
  • 1 stick of butter
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 pound of potatoes
  • Horseradish

Instructions

1. Boil the potatoes for about 12 minutes.
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2. Mix shrimp and eggs.
Fried Cod with Egg Salad
3. Mix in a few tablespoons of horseradish and dill.
Fried Cod with Egg Salad
4. Drain the potatoes and place in an oven safe dish along with some veggie oil and salt and pepper. Roast for about 20 minutes at 425 degrees F.
Fried Cod with Egg Salad
5. Shape the egg salad into small rounds and place on plates.
Fried Cod with Egg Salad
6. Season the cod with salt and pepper and fry until golden on each side.
Fried Cod with Egg Salad
7. Melt the butter until golden brown, almost burnt.
Fried Cod with Egg Salad
8. Serve the cod with potatoes, egg salad, a side veggie, and the melted butter.
Fried Cod with Egg Salad

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Potato Pancake

Potato Pancake (Raggmunk)

I haven’t had these pancakes since I was a kid, but they sure are tasty! And very easy to make. If you don’t want to shred the potatoes yourself, you can buy frozen hash-browns and defrost them. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds of potatoes
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 3 tablespoons onions, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • Lingonberry jam (can be found at Scandinavian Specialty stores)

Instructions

1. Peel, rinse and grate the potatoes into a bowl of very cold water.
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2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and one cup of the milk to make a smooth batter.
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3. Add the grated onion, eggs and remaining milk. Whisk until combined.
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4. Drain the potato shreds in a wire mesh strainer or colander and using your hands, press as much moisture out as possible. Cover with a paper towel and set aside.
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5. Stir the potato shreds into the batter.
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6. Heat griddle or large frying pan to about 350°F and rub the griddle with a thin coat of oil. When the oil is hot, pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the griddle and cook until golden on the bottom. Then flip the pancakes.
Potato Pancake
7. Meanwhile, fry up some thick bacon.
Potato Pancake
8. Serve the potato pancakes with the bacon and lingonberry jam.
Potato Pancake

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