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42 Traditional Finnish Foods That You Desperately Need In Your Life

02.03.2014

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1.

Leipäjuusto (bread cheese).

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What is it? Oven-cooked cheese that squeaks when you bite into it. Best served hot with cloudberry jam. Find a recipe here

2.

Vispipuuro (whipped lingonberry porridge).

What is it? A cold, whipped porridge made with lingonberries and wheat semolina. Best served with milk and sugar. Find a recipe here

3.

Mustikkapiirakka (blueberry pie).

What is it? A gluten-free blueberry pie. Best served with vanilla cream.
Find a recipe here

4.

Lohikeitto (salmon soup).

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www2.fazer.fi What is it? A salmon, leek and potato soup, usually garnished with dill. Find a recipe here

5.

Kaalikääryleet (cabbage rolls).

What is it? Steamed cabbage leaves stuffed with beef, onions and spices. Typically served with lingonberry jam. Find a recipe here

6.

Hernekeitto (pea soup).

What is it? Split pea soup. Traditionally eaten on Thursdays with pork. Find a recipe here

7.

Kaalilaatikko (cabbage casserole).

What is it? A minced meat and cabbage casserole. Find a recipe here

8.

Sultsina (rye flatbread).

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vuodatus-static.vuodatus.net What is it? A thin, griddled rye bread. Typically served with cream and cinnamon sugar. Find a recipe here

9.

Piparkakku (gingerbread cookies).

What is it? Gingerbread cookies made with cardamon and cinnamon. Usually eaten around Christmas. Find a recipe here

10.

Kalakukko (fish pie).

What is it? A fish pie baked in a thick rye bread crust. Find a recipe here

11.

Perunarieska (potato flatbread).

What is it? Potato flatbread. Often eaten with gravlax. Find a recipe here

12.

Porkkanalaatikko (carrot casserole).

What is it? A carrot casserole, traditionally eaten at Christmas. Find a recipe here

13.

Rosolli (beetroot salad).

What is it? A Christmas salad, containing beetroot, gherkin, apple, carrot, potato and onion. Find a recipe here

14.

Karjalanpiirakka (rice pies).

What is it? Rice porridge in a rye crust. Best served with munavoi, a mixture of hard boiled eggs and butter. Find a recipe here

15.

Nakkikastike (hot dog sauce).

What is it? An onion and frankfurter sauce, usually served with boiled potatoes. Find a recipe here

16.

Omenalörtsy (apple donuts).

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media-cdn.tripadvisor.com What is it? A sweet donut-like pastry filled with stewed apples. Find a recipe here

17.

Silakat (pickled fried herring).

What is it? Very salty, fried herring. Find a recipe here

18.

Kalakeitto (fish stew).

What is it? A potato, carrot and fish stew, garnished with dill. Find a recipe here

19.

Kiisseli (fruit soup).

What is it? A cross between a berry soup and a berry jelly. Find a recipe here

20.

Korvapuusti (cinnamon and cardamon buns)

What is it? Cardamon buns filled with sugar and cinnamon. Find a recipe here

21.

Riisipuuro (rice pudding).

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firstworldfacts.com What is it? Creamy rice pudding, served with cinnamon sugar. Find a recipe here

22.

Pyttipannu (bubble and squeak).

What is it? Diced and fried potatos, onions and sausage, served with fried eggs. Find a recipe here

23.

Lakkakakku (cloudberry cake).

What is it? A cloudberry cake, served with lots of whipped cream. Find a recipe here

24.

Lihapullat (meat balls).

What is it? Meat balls, traditionally served with kermaviili (a meat stock and cream sauce). Find a recipe here

25.

Pannukakku (oven pancakes).

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vuodatus-media-3.vuodatus.net What is it? Oven cooked pancakes, traditionally served with forest berries. Find a recipe here

26.

Lanttulaatikko (mashed turnip casserole).

What is it? Kind of like mashed potatoes, but with turnip. Find a recipe here

27.

Mämmi (baked rye porridge).

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ahousecallednut.com What is it? A traditional Easter porridge, with a strong molasses flavour. Typically served with milk. Find a recipe here

28.

Mustamakkara (blood sausage).

What is it? Sausages made from pork, pig blood, rye seeds and flour. Served with lingonberry jam. Find a recipe here

29.

Ruisleipä (rye bread).

What is it? Wholegrain rye bread. Find a recipe here

30.

Mannapuuro (semolina porridge).

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myllynparas.fi What is it? A sweet, oven-cooked semolina porridge. Find a recipe here

31.

Karjalanpaisti (hot pot).

What is it? A beef, pork and lamb hot pot, served with mashed potato and lingonberry jam. Find a recipe here

32.

Perunalaatikko (sweetened potato casserole).

What is it? A potato casserole, made with nutmeg and treacle. Find a recipe here

33.

Merimiespata (sailor’s stew).

What is it? A stew made up on beef, potatoes, onions and beer. Find a recipe here

34.

Puolukkapiirakka (lingonberry pie).

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blogger.com What is it? A bitter lingonberry pie, served with whipped cream. Find a recipe here

35.

Omenapiirakka (apple pie).

What is it? A gluten-free apple pie, served with cinnamon and vanilla sauce. Find a recipe here

36.

Hanna-tädin pikkuleivät (aunt Hanna’s biscuits).

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hanna-tädin pikkuleivät What is it? Little potato flour biscuits. Find a recipe here

37.

Valkosipulikeitto (garlic soup).

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fit.fi What is it? A creamy garlic soup. Find a recipe here

38.

Mustikkapulla (blueberry buns).

What is it? A sweet dough, filled with cooked blueberries. Find a recipe here

39.

Korvasienimuhennos (mushroom stew).

What is it? A creamy morel mushroom stew. Find a recipe here

40.

Bostonkakku (Boston cake).

What is it? Cinnamon rolls baked side-by-side in a cake pan and covered in almonds. Find a recipe here

41.

Graavilohi (salt-cured salmon).

What is it? Salmon that has been cold cured with salt and fresh dill. Find a recipe here

42.

Joulutorttu (Christmas tarts).

What is it? Prune-jam filled tarts. Find a recipe here

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