Norwegian Recipes

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Norwegian Christmas Cabbage

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Norwegian Christmas Cabbage is essentially a kind of sweet and sour sauerkraut, spiced with caraway seeds.

Norwegian Lefse

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I was raised on Lefse as a special treat for the holidays. We still make it every holiday season, and this is the best recipe ever. We eat ours with butter and sugar. Note: you will need a potato ricer to prepare this recipe.

Norwegian Butter Cookies

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Excellent as either drop cookies or cookie press cookies. Try using lemon extract in place of the vanilla for a citrusy punch!

Potato Klubb (Norwegian Potato Dumplings)

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This is a traditional Norwegian main dish. My grandmother always served it with fresh peas. As good as the potato klubb are the first day, they're even better the second day sliced and fried in butter until golden brown. We like to have them for breakfast with fried eggs.

Norwegian Pancakes - Pannekaken

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My Norwegian grandmother made this for us as a treat, and it continues to be a favorite my mother makes for my kids. Very easy and versatile. Serve rolled like a crepe with syrup or jam. Can also be a dessert stuffed with a sweetened cream cheese and lingon berry mixture.

Scandinavian Sweetheart Waffles

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Heart-shaped waffles are a traditional treat throughout Scandinavia, made crisp in Sweden and soft-textured in Norway. Topped with jam or berries and whipped cream, or wafer-thin slices of gjeitost (Norwegian brown goat cheese), they're a favorite with coffee or as a snack. This recipe is my adaptation of Norwegian-style waffles served by my friends Megan and Sverre in Trondheim, Norway.

Norwegian Potato Flatbread (Lefse)

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This is my take on Norwegian flatbread. Without really knowing what I was doing, these came out delightfully tender, supple, almost fabric-like in texture, and tasting deliciously like something between a crepe and a potato pancake. They're traditionally served with butter and a sprinkle of sugar, but I also enjoy them with some smoked salmon, sour cream, and fresh dill. My other favorite topping combo is butter and some kind of berry jam and sour cream.

Norwegian Krumkake

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If you like a mildly flavorful and crispy wafer-like cookie, this is it! Other flavorings can be added in addition to or instead of vanilla. You can even use this recipe to make your own ice cream cones. Easy and quick! Pipe them with whipped cream or dip in melted chocolate.

Norwegian Butter Sauce (Sandefjordsmor)

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This amazing and simple butter sauce is wonderful on all types of fish, but also works beautifully on shrimp and lobster.

Original Kumla Recipe from Mom

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Swedish-Norwegian potato dumplings. Serve with lots of butter and sour cream.

Torsk

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Torsk is broiled and buttered cod fillets. This recipe uses frozen fish; defrosting is not necessary. Make sure to use butter. There it too much water in margarine.

Norwegian Potato Lefsa

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Traditional Norwegian Potato Lefsa that's usually reserved for holiday meals. NOTE: It is important that dough balls stay cold till they are rolled out.

Inspiration and Ideas

Norwegian Pancakes - Pannekaken

"My Norwegian grandmother made this for us as a treat, and it continues to be a favorite Serve rolled like a crepe with syrup or jam." – in da wings

Norwegian Butter Sauce (Sandefjordsmor)

"This amazingly and simple butter sauce in wonderful on all types of fish, but also works beautifully on shrimp and lobster." – Chef John

Norwegian Skolebrod

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These sweet buns are a Norwegian holiday specialty treat. They may be filled with your choice of vanilla pudding, custard or French pastry cream!