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Finland: Vegetable Pot (Kasvispata)

3 Medium Leek — Chopped 2 Medium Carrot — Chopped 2 Cups Peas 1 Small Cauliflower — Chopped 1 Pound Ring Bologna — Sliced 2 Cups Beef Broth Directions Combine leeks, carrots, peas, cauliflower, and bologna in a 2 quart baking dish. Add beef broth. Cover and bake for 45 minutes in 350 degree oven. […]

Finland: Turnip And Pork Pie (Lanttu-Lihakukko)

2 Medium Pie Crust 1 Medium Turnip — Chopped 2 Tablespoons Butter 1 Teaspoon Salt 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar 1 Pound Pork — Cubed Directions Brown the turnip and pork in butter until both are well browned. Add salt and sugar and saute for 2 more minutes. Line a pie plate with a pie crust. Place […]

Finland: Sauerkraut Soup (Hapankaalikeitto)

12 Cups Beef Stock 1 Pound Pork — Cubed 1/2 Pound Ham — Cubed 4 Cups Sauerkraut — Squeezed Dry 1/2 Teaspoon Allspice Salt And Pepper — To Taste Directions Combine stock, pork, ham, sauerkraut and allspice. Simmer for 2 hours. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Serves 4

Finland: Purjosipulipata (Finland)

1 Lb Pork — cubed 4 Large Carrots — cubed 4 Large Leeks — diced Water 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 1/2 Teaspoon Allspice Directions Brown the pork until very brown on all sides. Drain off grease. Add remaining ingredients and add enough water to barely cover. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.

Serves 4

Finland: Potatoes, The Finnish Way

2 Pounds Small New Potatoes — Boiled 2 Tablespoons Butter Bread Crumbs 1 Teaspoon Salt 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar Directions Saute breadcrumbs, salt and sugar in butter until well browned. Add potatoes, over pan, and shake well to cook potatoes. Serve when potatoes have come back to a serving temperature.

Serves 4

Finland: Potatoes And Celery Root (Sellerisose)

1 Large Celeriac — Chopped 5 Medium Potato — Chopped 2 Tablespoons Butter 1 Teaspoon Salt 2 Teaspoons Sugar 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper Directions Boil celeriac and potatoes in water until tender about 15 minutes. Drain and mash with remaining ingredients. Serve.

Serves 4

Finland: Pork And Turnips (Sianliha Naurisvatkuli)

1 Pound Pork — Cubed 2 Medium Onion — Chopped 1/2 Cup Flour 2 Teaspoons Salt 3 Large Turnip — Cubed 1/2 Teaspoon White Pepper 2 Cups Beef Stock Parsley — Chopped Directions Brown pork and onions together until well browned. Sprinkle with flour and salt. Add turnips and pepper. Stir well. Add stock, cover […]

Finland: Onion Soup With A Crust (Kuoritettu Sipulikeitto)

4 Large Onion — Sliced 1/4 Cup Butter 6 Cups Beef Broth 1 Medium Bay Leaf Salt And Pepper — To Taste 6 Slices French Bread 4 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese — Optional Directions Brown onions in butter for 10 minutes. Add broth and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 30 […]

Finland: Meat And Potato Stew (Lihakeitto)

1 Pound Beef — Cubed 1/2 Pound Bacon — Chopped 2 Teaspoons Salt 4 Cups Beef Stock 1/2 Teaspoon Allspice 2 Large Onion — Chopped 5 Medium Carrot — Chopped 5 Medium Potato — Cubed Directions Saute beef and bacon until the beef is well browned. Add salt, broth, and allspice. Simmer for 1 hour. […]

Finland: Leek Carrot And Pork Pie (Purjosipulipala)

1 Pound Pork — Cubed 4 Medium Carrot — Cubed 4 Medium Leek — Chopped 2 Cups Beef Broth 1 Teaspoon Salt 1/2 Teaspoon Allspice 2 Medium Pie Crust Directions Brown pork until well browned. Add carrots and leeks. Saute for 5 minutes. Add broth, salt and allspice. Simmer for 30 minutes. Place one pie […]