Many traditional dishes
employ simple, contrasting
flavors, such as the traditional
dish of hearty meatballs and
gravy with tart, pungent
Although many traditional
dishes are simple, the cuisine
is in large parts similar to
many other European cuisines.
Another Swedish favorite
cuisine is the traditional
Pickled herring, sour cream
and chopped chives, potatoes
and an egg half.
Here is the Potato casserole - called Janssons
We usually see this dish on our
Christmas Smorgasbord, but is equally enjoyed
at Easter with Eggs and the crisp Vasa Bread.
Potatoes are eaten all year-round in Sweden.
New potatoes at Midsommar is served together
with pickled herring, chives, sour cream and the
first strawberries of the year are traditionally
A Southern Sweden specialty is crayfish. It is a
small lobster like shellfish. It is a big hit in the fall.
A young Swede enjoys California crayfish
in August celebrated with Swedish
Immigrants and US ancestors.
VASA Order of America
Founded, November 28, 1927
|Swedish pancakes - great when
served with Lingon sylt.
|Gravlax, served on crisp bread
with pepper and lemon.
|A wonderful desert is the "Princess tarta"
with it's marzipan top, and filling of whipped
cream and butter cream.......Mmmmmm
(Picture from Semiswede)