Hello webwanderer, welcome to RecipeReminiscing. I’m TidiousTed and I run this blog. I’m not a chef or cook neither have I any formal training or education in catering or cooking. I’m just a graphic designer and web designer who likes to cook. A lot of this blog is based on my large collection of old cook books in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and English. The rest of the post comes from old ads and roaming the net looking for interesting recipes. I’m interested in food history and soda and soft drink history too so there will be posts on this from time to time as well. I hope you’ll enjoy your stay here – Ted
A recipe for delicious rice patties found on mills.no
There is no reason to throw away the remains of the rice porridge, because tit can be transformed into these lovely rice patties. Make them for breakfast or an evening meal and server with your favorite spread. The recipe makes about 12 patties.
A recipe for Norwegian filled lefse found on mills.no
Lefser is Norwegian traditional food at its best, and in the past, every grandmother had her own recipe. If you have never made lefse before, this is a nice recipe to start with. The lefse can be made on the regular cast iron fryingpan instead of a griddle so you don’t need any extras. The recipe gives about 10 delicious lefser with cinnamon filling.
This sauce is delicious with all kinds of things! Shrimp, chicken, sausages….there is no end to its uses!! Plus it is quick and easy to whip up in no time! Remoulade originated from France, But has been common in Scandinavia since the he end of the 19th century at least. It is particularly nice with deep fried plaice together with cucumber salad and boiled potatoes.
A classic Swedish lunch recipe found in “Cattelins Kokebok” (Cattelin’s Cook Book) published in 1978
Cattelin was one of the best and cheapest restaurants in Stockholm. It had survived wars, disasters and changing tastes, and still managed to pack ‘em in until they were forced to shut down in 2011, so they must have done a lot of things right.
This is a nice dish for a lunch party – it is not too time-consuming to make either. The fish you use should be firm. An admonishing word along the way: Make sure the mushrooms are browned properly, not boiled.
A traditional Norwegian dish found in “Norske Klassikere”, (Norwegian Classics) an e-booklet published by rema.no
‘Sosekjøtt’ is traditional fare from Western Norway so keep the accessories classic with boiled potatoes, stewed cabbage or peas and cranberry jam. Simply explained, it’s meat that is first browned and then slowly boiled in its own broth to form a sauce flavored with onions, garlic, ground cloves and bay leaves.
An old dinner recipe from a special issue of “Husmorens Kokebok” (The Housewife’s Cook Book) published in 1963
Boneless ‘birds’ is one of the old classic Norwegian meat dishes that is about to be forgotten. “Poor Man’s Birds”, slices of veal filled with bacon and parsley are worth the effort and taste delicious with stewed vegetables, boiled potatoes and sauce.
A classic casserole dish found in “Gryteretter” (Casseroles)published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979
In the old days before refrigerator and freezers became common, there were four ways one could get meat and fish and keep for a long time. Smoking, drying, curing and salting. When salting, meat and fish were put in strong salt brine in barrels and when used it had to be rinsed in to remove most of the salty taste.