Saturday, October 29, 2011



Norwegian Recipe Instructions
  • 250 g (4 1/4 dl, 1 3/4 cups) flour
  • 250 g (8 ounces, 1 cup) butter or margarine
  • 1 dl (up to 1/3 cup) water
  • 1 1/4 dl (1/2 cup) finely chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 T. butter
  • 400 g (14 ounces) chopped smoked salmon 2 tsp. chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 1/2 dl (1 cup) milk
  • 2 1/2 dl (1 cup) whipping cream
  • pepper
Norwegian Recipe Instructions
Combine all pastry ingredients in a food processor. Gather into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and chill 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees F). Roll out the dough to fit a 24 cm (10") tart pan. Prick with a fork. Cover edges with foil and bake 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 160 degrees C (325 degrees F). Saute onion until shiny in the butter. Stir in salmon, chives, garlic, and basil. Cool. Arrange the salmon mixture in the pre-baked tart shell. Whisk eggs with milk and cream, season with pepper and pour in the tart shell. Bake about 30 minutes, until puffed and golden.

Friday, October 21, 2011


Norwegian Recipe Ingredients
  • 1 pound green or yellow split peas
  • 2 quarts boiling water
  • 1/4 pound lean salt pork (in one piece)
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 large stalk celery, including leaves, diced
  • 5 green oinions, including tops, sliced
  • 2 tsp. salt (varies with saltiness of pork)
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
Norwegian Recipe Instructions
Sort peas. Place in boiling water in large heavy kettle over moderate heat; add salt pork. Cover and simmer about 1-1/2 hours. Add remaining ingredients; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until quite thick (about the consistency of gravy). Add salt if desired.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Norwegian Scrambled Eggs With Smoked Salmon and Potatoes

Norwegian Scrambled Eggs With Smoked Salmon and Potatoes
Norwegian Recipe Ingredients:
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 medium potatoes, diced
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • white pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 lb smoked salmon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped finely
Norwegian Recipe Instructions :
Place 1 tbsp butter into skillet to melt. Add potatoes and pepper. After 5 minutes, add onion. Brown potatoes. Onion should be limp, but not browned.
In separate bowl, beat eggs, then add milk, salmon and dill.
Add 2 tbsp butter to skillet to melt. Pour in egg mixture over potatoes. Scramble until almost done. Remove from heat. Eggs should still be a little moist.
Sprinkle parsley on top as garnish.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Norwegian Lefse

Norwegian Lefse
Norwegian Recipe Ingredients
  • 10 pounds potatoes, peeled
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Norwegian Recipe Instructions

Cover potatoes with water and cook until tender. Run hot potatoes through a potato ricer. Place into a large bowl. Beat butter, cream, salt, and sugar into the hot riced potatoes. Let cool to room temperature.
Stir flour into the potato mixture. Pull off pieces of the dough and form into walnut size balls. Lightly flour a pastry cloth and roll out lefse balls to 1/8 inch thickness.
Cook on a hot (400 degree F/200 C) griddle until bubbles form and each side has browned. Place on a damp towel to cool slightly and then cover with damp towel until ready to serve.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Norwegian Filled Peppers (Jarlsbergfylt paprika)

Norwegian Filled Peppers (Jarlsbergfylt paprika)
Norwegian Recipe Ingredients :
  • 4 large peppers, red or green
  • 2 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 lb. (450 g) ground meat, low fat
  • 1/2 tsp. Tabasco
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper, coarsely ground
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 2/3 cup (1 1/2 dl) French Bread Crumbs
  • 1 1/4 cup (3 dl) Jarlsberg, diced
  • 3 1/2 T butter
  • Garlic salt
Norwegian Recipe Instructions
Divide peppers in two, remove stem and seeds. Sprinkle the coarse salt on baking pan. Mix meat, Tabasco, garlic salt, pepper, lemon juice, crumbs, and half of Jarlsberg cheese. Divide evenly between the peppers. Top the peppers with remainder of the cheese. Melt butter, add garlic salt, and brush over the peppers. Place on top of coarse salt on baking sheet, and bake in 350·F (175·C) oven about 35 minutes.