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Pinnekjøtt – Make Norwegian “Stick Meat” from scratch

Pinnekjøtt is a traditional Norwegian Christmas dish typical to Western parts of Norway, but is now popular in other regions as well. Traditionally Pinnekjøtt is made from ribs of lamb or mutton which has been either salted and dried or salted, smoked and dried. Pinnekjøtt is literally translated as “Stick Meat”. This is for the birch […]

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Cooking salted meat, raspeball, sausage, sweed mash on an old wooden stove.

Salted meat (salt kjøtt)

Salt kjøtt or salted meat is often eaten with raspeball and swede purée or with a onion sauce and potatos. I recommend trying it with raspeball and swede purée if it’s your first time eating this Norwegian classic. Ingredients: 1 kg of sliced Lamb shank 1 dl of salt Directions: Rub salt on the meat until alle the […]

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Picture of a plate of raspeball, sausage, sweed mash toppet with bacon served on an old wooden table in an old norwegian wooden hut.

Norwegian Potato Dumplings (Raspeball)

Raspeball is a traditional Norwegian dish and is often eaten on thursdays during the colder months of the year. Raspeball, also known in some areas as potato dumplings, klubb, ball, komle, kløbb, kumle, kompe, kumper, raspeboller, kløbber, kloter and raspekake. We have many names for the things we love. There are also many different recipes and ways […]

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How to make dill aquavit at home

Homemade aquavit, or akevitt in Norwegian. Litterally translates as “water of life”. Aquavit is a Scandinavian spirit that has been produced since the 15th century. In Norway the aquavit is distilled from potato and in Denmark and Sweden they use grain. Ingredients: 2-3 large dill sprig (or 1-2 tbsp dill seeds) 1 tbsp caraway seeds 1 ts  […]

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Norwegian Hunter’s Soup – Jegersuppe

This is a thick, rich soup with mellow and kid-friendly flavors. This delicious soup will warm you up after a long day in the Norwegian woods or in the mountains. For a vegetarian version just use vegetable stock insted of beef stock. Ingredients: 60 g butter 40 g flour 1 smal onion, peeled, finely sliced 2 […]

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An open sandwich with lettus and many slices of fenalar

Making Fenalår – Cured leg of a lamb

Fenalår a Norwegian specialty is a salted, dried and cured leg of lamb or young mutton. Curing time is normally around three months. In the past the drying process could be from one to six years in storehouse. If you only have tasted the fenalår you can buy in the Norwegian convenience store, which is […]

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Norwegian Christmas mustard - (julesennep) in a jam jar

How to make Norwegian Christmas mustard (Julesennep)

Norwegian Christmas mustard (Julesennep) has a sharp and strong flavor and can be used in most places yellow mustard can. It will go very well with Norwegian classics like head cheese (sylte),  pork meatballs (medisterkaker), pork sausage (medisterpølse or julepølse) and meatballs (kjøttkaker). Ingredients: 1 dl Colman’s mustard powder 1.5 Tbsp vinegar (white or red wine) 2 tbsp light corn syrup […]

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Sour cream porridge in the making

Sour Cream Porridge (rømmegrøt)

Sour cream porridge is considered to be a traditional Norwegian dish. Recipes differ depending on the region of the country. Ingredients: 5 dl  35% fat natural sour cream 2 dl flour 5 dl full fat milk 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: Put cream into a large kettle an lett it boil for about 2 minutes. Sift […]

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Norwegian Cucumber Salad (Agurksalat)

This is an old recipe for Norwegian Cucumber salad. Goes great with all type of fish (especially fried mackerel) and Chicken. Ingredients: 1 cucumber 0.5 dl sugar 1.5 tbsp 7% vinegar 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley Directions: Cut the cucumber into thin slices. Layer the cucumber sprinkling sugar between each layer. Let it rest for one hour. Add […]

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a portion of a Norwegian type of mutton stew

Farikal ( Fårikål) – Norway’s national dish

Farikal (Lamb in Cabbage) is Norway’s national dish and one of my favorit dishes.  We eat farikal with potatoes and crispy flat bread. On the last Thursday of September every year its National Farikal day. Ingredients: 1.5 kg mutton meat, together with the bones and fat (the more fat the better), cut into serving piece 1.5 kg blanched […]

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