Posts Tagged ‘Swedish’
Glogg (Mulled Wine)
Drinks • Tags: alcohol, brandy, cardamom, Christmas, cinnamon, orange, rum, Swedish, wine
We’re getting into the spirit of the season just like everyone else. In addition to the gingerbread men, peppermint delights, and traditional Christmas cookies, we love to include an adult treat in our Holiday repertoire of goodies. I enjoy eggnog as part of my winter routine. Chrystal, on the other hand, is not the biggest fan of dairy, boozy drinks. Being that many of my in-laws have a Swedish heritage, I thought a glogg recipe would be the perfect alcoholic seasonal beverage to share.
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Glassmestersild (Pickled Herring), Bean and Potato Salad
Seafood • Tags: Ethnic Exploration, Marcus Samuelsson, pickled herring, Swedish
This month’s dish to try came about from Amir’s suggestion. We would take a trip to Sweden through food. We’ve featured one Swedish delicacy here before. Perhaps you remember the kroppkakor? They were potato dumplings stuffed with meat and onions and served with a cream sauce. The name may have been hard to say, but they were not hard to eat. That being said, it was decided to try something else that would be brand new to us. It involved pickling, and it’s not just vegetables that were on the table.
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Kroppkakor (Swedish Potato Dumplings)
Poultry & Pork • Tags: bacon, cream sauce, lingonberries, potato dumplings, Swedish
Surprisingly, other than dinner parties and a few special occasions, we don’t really cook that much for our friends. Sure there’s the occasional cookie or treat we love to share with co-workers and our roommates, but most of the cooking we do is generally for ourselves or each other. Recently, however, a dear friend of ours was reminiscing about his Swedish heritage and a particular boyhood favorite dish. “Kroppkakor,” he called it. Who? Have you ever heard of such a thing? Well we definitely have not, but our blank stares diminished and turned into equal shares of his enthusiasm after we understood several choice words in his explanation: ”potato,” “dumpling,” “bacon!” He put in a special request for us to take a pass at making it, and we were more than happy to oblige. We can’t say no to bacon.
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