A recipe for classic Norwegian potato cakes found in “Mat for All” (Food for All) published by Tiden Norske Forlag in 1985
Before the American way of eating hot dogs, with the frankfurter in a bun reached Norway sometimes in the late fifties, it was potato cakes like these we wrapped around the sausages here. Some people still like to eat frankfurter in this way. Some even make a “special”, wrap the frankfurter in a potato cake and put it in a bun.
A recipe from an ad for the American Wine Advisory Board published in LIFE magazine November 26. 1945
Bring out the goodness – with wine
This chicken fricassee can start you on a test of some pleasurable eating. You serve the chicken steaming hot. Then pour a glass of California Sauterne or an other good white wine, well chilled – and taste the wine and food together.
This batter will keep in the fridge if you do not want to cook all the cakes at once. The cakes are great with jam, whipped cream or ice cream. Calculate about 7 plates per serving. If you are baking the cakes with graham flour, they works well for starters or as crepes as well.
We associate these delicious, small frikadelles first and foremost with the Danes, but they are popular all over Scandinavia. The name, on the other hand, came via Germany, probably from Italian fritto, and refers to the frikadelles being cooked in a frying pan.
I have already posted several recipes for Norwegian sour cream porridge on this blog and here comes one more. These recipes vary from hamlet to hamlet and county to county. This one from Lærdal, for example, is made with semolina. I have not seen that before – Ted
A modernised version of the classic Norwegian crab patties found on godfisk.no
Crabs live on the bottom of the sea, from shallow beach areas down to 300-400 meter / 1000-1300 feet depth. In Norway, it is usually found as deep down to 50 meter / 165 feet and in areas with a lot of stones. Fall is the main season for catching a crab here. Then the crab are at their best, with plenty of meat in the shells and a delicious white meat in the claws.
Crab meat has been used to make patties like this in Norway for a long time. This recipe on the other hand they have been modernized via Eastern cuisines.