What Are Some Examples of Traditional Norwegian Food?


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Some examples of traditional Norwegian food include fish soup, smoked salmon, pickled herring and gravlaks, or marinated salmon fillets. Other traditional foods are smoked salmon sandwiches, stewed green beans, raspeballer, pannekaker and krumkake, the last two of which are Norwegian desserts.

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To make raspeballer or potato dumplings, combine 4 cups of shredded raw potatoes, 2 cups of mashed boiled potatoes, 1 tablespoon of minced chives, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of white pepper in a large bowl, and mix in 2 cups of oatmeal and 2 cups of unbleached flour. Form tablespoon-sized balls out of the dough, and drop them into simmering water for 35 minutes.

Make spaghettoni puttanesca with salmon by sautéing 1 minced garlic clove in 1 teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil and 1 pinch of chili powder in a skillet and adding 3.5 ounces of black olives, 1 teaspoon of capers, 1 teaspoon of parsley and 21 ounces of cubed salmon. After five minutes, add 14 ounces of pasta, and then serve.

Make Norwegian pancakes or pannekaker by beating together 3 eggs and 1 1/2 cups of milk and stirring in 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Fry the batter in a buttered skillet at medium-high heat for 30 seconds on both sides until the pancakes are golden brown, and then serve them with berries or jam.

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