Saturday, 18 April 2015

Blogging from A to Z in April - The Letter P - Saturday 18th April 2015

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Saturday 18th April 2015 - The Letter P.

P is for POTATIS = (Swedish for 'potatoes')


We eat a lot of potatoes in Sweden. It is hard to think what it must have been like here before this root-fruit was introduced. (We ate more cabbage.)  But potatoes were grown in Sweden even before Jonas Alströmer (1685-1761) was born. Alströmer is often attributed to being the one who first introduced the potato to Sweden.

Jonas Alströmer (1685-1761)

Potato chips

Mashed potatoes

And of course, Janssons frestelse (Jansson's Temptation) is a potato and anchovy-casserole that is not to be missed:

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Janssons frestelse, right out of the oven

Would you like to read my recipe for Janssons frestelse ('Jansson's Temptation')? Please click here.

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First Commenter:

Tanya Walton


Tanya. said...

Potatoes are the best vegetable...they are so versatile and you can adapt them in so many different ways....I don't think I've ever heard of anybody not liking potato!!

I didn't come across the recipe you posted in my visits to Sweden....maybe I will give it a go some time but if I am honest I have never actually tried anchovies!! lol

Romi said...

"Potatis" sounds like 'potato'. We call them 'jaga-imo' in Japanese. It is said that 'jaga' comes from 'Jakarta'. I like potatoes very much.

Your potato casserole looks great!

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