English Casserole / Engelsk Gryte

A quick dinner recipe found in “Mat for Travle” (Food for
Busy People)
published Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1982

English Casserole / Engelsk Gryte

I’m not quite sure why the authors of the book has chosen to call this dish English Casserole, it could just as easily has been from any of the Scandinavian countries. Not that this matter much, recipes have traveled to and fro over the North Sea for more than a 1000 years so who care where it came from initially, it looks delicious – Ted

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Lamb in Yogurt Sauce / Lam i Yoghurtsaus

A clamb recipe found in “Gryteretter” (Casseroles)
by Jennie Reekie published in Norwegian in 1977
Lamb in Yogurt Sauce / Lam i Yoghurtsaus

The lamb yogurt combination is known from a lot of different
cousins. We know it from Greece, North Africa the Indian subcontinent
and several other places. The book gives no clue to where this recipe comes from but an educated guess might place it in Northern Africa

Ted
Winking smile

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Youth Parties Anno 1969 / Ungdomsselskaper Anno 1969

A youth party suggestion with menu and recipes found in
“Vi Skal Ha Gjester” (We’re Having Guests)
published by Johan Grundt Tanum Forlag in 1969

Youth Parties Anno 1969 / Ungdomsselskaper Anno 1969

I found working with the last post so entertaining that I just had to do another post from the same book although both are more more work than most posts. Because if you think arranging a party for your young ones would provide less problems than serving crabs to a couple of friends you are absolutely mistaken.

The set of worries maybe different, but the chance of ending with egg on your face was indeed present. And all the worries about what would happen to your furniture and floors came on top of that.


I was sixteen in 1969 and I must admit that the parties I went to back then were home-alone-parties that didn’t have the slightest likeness to the parties described in this book. If not totally Sex Drugs & Rock’n’Roll we were close enough.

Ted
Winking smile

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Fish In Curry Sauce / Fisk i Karrisaus

An easy fish dinner recipe found in “Mat For Alle” (Food For Everyone) published by Tiden Norske Forlag in 1985
Fish In Curry Sauce / Fisk i Karrisaus

This is an easy fish casserole that you can make while the potatoes or rice is cooking. Use fresh fish fillet or half defrosted fish in block.

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Matelote Alsacienne – Fish Casserole from Alsace / Fiskegryte fra Alsace

A delicious fish recipe found in “Fransk Bondekost”
(French Farmhouse Cooking) published by
Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in in 1980

Matelote Alsacienne – Fish Casserole from Alsace / Fiskegryte fra Alsace

It is not correct to use the term “cousine” of French farmhouse cooking. It is more a natural part of life. There is no Machiavellian refinements or superfluous embellishments. Wholesome, tasty, simple ingredients in dishes to suit season, climate and workload.

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Peking Casserole / Pekinggryte

An Asian inspired casserole recipe found in “Gryteretter”
(Casseroles) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979

Peking Casserole / Pekinggryte

As the seventies neared its end the interest for Asian food grew in Europe, particularly Indian and Chinese. This dish is a good example of that, although chopsticks were obviously not in style yet even though the ingredients were perfectly cut for that purpose,but the rice was suggested cooked like you would it you intended to eat it with a fork – Ted  😉

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Chicken with Apricots / Kylling med Aprikoser

A chicken recipe found in “Gryteretter” (Casseroles)
by Jennie Reekie published in Norwegian in 1977

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Karjalan Paisti – Casserole from Karelia / Kjøttgryte fra Karelen

A classic Finnish dinner recipe found in “Kulinarisk Pass”
(Culinary Passport) published by Tupperware in 1970

Karjalan Paisti – Casserole from Karelia / Kjøttgryte fra Karelen

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Luxury Chicken / Luksuskylling

A swell chicken recipe found in “Gryteretter” (Casseroles)
published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979
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Chicken is very suitable for casseroles. The meat is lean and mild and lends itself greatly for a large diversity of flavorings.

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Lamb Casserole with Root Vegetables / Lammegryte med Røtter

A autumn dinner recipe found in “Cappelens Kokebok”
(Cappelen’s Cook Book) published in 1991
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This is a traditional Norwegian autumn dish. Together with “Mutton in Cabbage” it was served after the lambs were slaughtered in the autumn.

Around this time of the year the grocers here in Norway fill up with lambs meat particularly suite for these two dishes so, yes, the tradition is fortunately still alive – Ted

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Settlers’ Casserole / Nybyggergryte

A dinner recipe found in “Gryteretter” (Casseroles)
published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979

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Pot Au Feu – French Pot-Roast / Fransk Gryterett

A recipe from “The Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library”
published in 1971

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This French version of the family pot-roast traditionally simmer at the back of the range. Serve it simply from the pot it cooks in or pay its flavourful excellence the compliment of an elegant tureen like this one of handsome tin-lined copperware.

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French Chicken Casserole / Fransk Kyllinggryte

A classic French recipe found in “Fjærkre”(Poultry)
Published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1982
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Australian Lamb Casserole / Australsk Lammegryte

A dinner recipe from a recipe card publshed by
Paul Hamlyn Ltd. in 1967
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As this is a recipe card printed in Canada and the dish was Australian it was nice to see the dish served in a serving dish made by Figgjo Flint here in Norway. The dinnerware came in this blue design and a reddish/green one that I’ve got myself.

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Shrimp Olive Casserole / Gryterett med Oliven og Reker

A recipe from “Elegant but Easy Recipes” published i 1952
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