Norwegian Cod with Egg Sauce / Torsk med Eggesmør

A classic Norwegian recipe found in “The Best of
International Cooking” published by Hamlyn in 1984

Norwegian Cod with Egg Sauce / Torsk med Eggesmør

This is what happens in books like this, the authors like to fiddle with the recipes giving them their personal touch ruining the authenticity. This is a rather well known recipe to Norwegians. The sauce here, which in Norway isn’t even called a sauce, but “Eggesmør” (egg butter) is wrong. I’ve just been checking through several dozens of recipes. Some use just eggs and butter, some cream, eggs and butter. Some chop the eggs finely, some roughly. Some add chives, some parsley or dill. But no one but no one uses broth or tomatoes.

I’m sure people from other countries have found their local recipes have been fiddled with too. But having said as much, you really should try this recipe, it is simply delicious. Just leave out the broth and tomatoes in the sauce/egg butter.

Ted
Winking smile

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Pea Soup from Western Norway / Ertesuppe fra Stryn

A traditional Norwegian soup recipe found on matoppskrift.no
Pea Soup from Western Norway / Ertesuppe fra Stryn

This pea soup that originates from Stryn was widely served during harvesting and threshing back in the old days. All vegetables that was available was generally used, as well as the meat or flesh that could be used. The beef, mutton or pork was usually smoked, dried or salted. It was standard to serve the soup with flatbread and always with boiled potatoes. The flatbread was usually dipped in the broth during the meal.

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Potato Lefse / Potetlefse

A traditional Norvegian lefse recipe found on brodogkorn.no
Potato Lefse / Potetlefse

Potato Lefse is made from boiled potatoes, sour cream, cream, butter and flour, and baked on a griddle. Serve with your dinner, for lutefisk or other traditional Norwegian food like cured meat or bring it on a hike with nice toppings.

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Frikassé On Smoked Pork Knuckle / Frikassé På Røkt Svineknoke

A traditional Norwegian dinner recipe found on alleoppskrifter.no
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This traditional Norwegian dish is incredibly delicious winter food! Pork knuckle is very easy to prepare and if you cook the knuckle the night before you’ll use max 20 minutes to cook this delicious dinner.

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Blandaball / Mixed Balls

A Norwegian fish speciality found in “God Mat Fra Sjøen”
(Great Food From The Sea) published by Gyldendal in 1984
Blandaball / Mixed Balls

This dish from Western Norway is for many, I must admit an acquired taste. My x-wife’s mother used to serve it quite often and quite honestly, it took me some time to appreciate it. Mixing ground fish, onion and potatoes may seem like a strange thing to do, but when you get used to it, it actually is quite delicious – Ted

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Dravle from Kvinnherad / Dravle fra Kvinnherad

A traditional recipe found on bygdekvinnelaget.no438_Dravle fra Kvinnherad_post

Dravle is traditional party food from Kvinnherad in the western part of Norway. Recipes vary a lot from place to place, but it was and is common to serve dravle with milk cakes and potato cakes.

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Salt Meat with Mashed Rutabaga / Salt kjøtt med Kålrotstappe

A treditional Norwegian dinner recipe found on spar.no 206_Salt kjøtt med kålrotstappe_post

Lightly salted meat is traditional fare all across Norway. With local variations of course. Some places they use only beef, other places only lamb or pork, while other places again they use all three in combination.

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Peas, Beef And Pork / Erter, Kjøtt Og Flesk

A traditional Norwegian dinner recipe found on matprat.no269_Erter, kjøtt og flesk_post

Peas, beef and pork is Norwegian food with a long tradition and lots of flavour. It is often local traditions that determines what kind of meat is used – it might as well be salty lamb instead of pork.

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Potato Bread / Potetbrød

A traditional Norwegian cured meat accessory
found on dinmat.no
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For cured ham – or any other cured meat you might prefer – you can now impress your guests with traditional Norwegian homemade potato bread if you follow this recipe.

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Barley Cream / Byggrynkrem

A traditional Norwegian dessert found on bygdekvinnelaget.no412_Byggrynkrem_post

“Rice cream” made with barley. Barley was widely used In Norway earlier, and is now finding its way back into the Norwegian households.

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Velvet Porridge / Fløyelsgrøt

A traditional Norwegian porridge recipe
found on bygdekvinnelaget.no
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Velvet Porridge with a lump of melting butter, sugar and cinnamon is comfort food for most Norwegians my age. It is a trip down memory lane all the way back to the fifties bringing sweet childhood memories in every spoonful and every drop red juice.

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Bit Soup / Betasuppe

Classic comfort food for cold winter days found in REMA 1000’s
booklet “Norske Klassikere” (Norwegian Classics)
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A classic dish that bites! Sharpen the knife and watch your fingers – as the name implies, you must cut a good while before you can share this delicious, traditional, warm broth with friends or family or both.

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Light Lapskaus / Lys Lapskaus

A traditional Norwegian dish found in REMA 1000’s booklet
“Norske Klassikere” (Norwegian Classics)
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We got three kinds of “lapskaus” in Norway; soup lapskaus, light lapskaus and brown lapskaus, all traditional dishes, and the word “lapskaus” does not in any way describe what sort of dishes we’re talking about, it makes no sense at all really, so when I decided to post this post to day I took it upon me to find out where the word comes from.

Surprisingly enough “lapskaus” comes from the English “lobscouse”. The origin is uncertain, but probably the word is composed of “lob” meaning lump, and “course” meaning course or dish. Translated into modern language it simply becomes “lumpy dish”, which is a straightforward enough description of the different Norwegian versions of lapskaus.

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In context:
Like with most traditional dishes around the world you would find a lot of different recipes for lapskaus in Norway. My mother, for instance, made hers with beef and not pork and she never used celeriac or onions and she served it with wholemeal bread and not flatbread. And as a good son, that’s how I make and serve mine – Ted 😉

Smoked Haddock With Eggbutter / Røkt Kolje Med Eggesmør

An traditional Norwegian dinner recipe from bygdekvinnelaget.no167_røkt kolje med eggesmor_post

A traditional Norwegian dish that tastes great in good company, especially with accessories like stewed root vegetables.

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Traditional Norwegian Pea Soup / Tradisjonell Ertesuppe

A traditional Norwegian dinner recipe from matprat.no162_ertesuppe_post_thumb[2]

Traditional pea soup cooked on a pork knuckle is nice, solid, Norwegian country fare suitable year round for both casual and formal occasions. Traditionally always served with pancakes with blueberry jam for dessert.

Of all the different traditional dishes I grew up with (both my parents’ families came from the countryside), this is one of my absolute favourites – Ted

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