gravy served with most meats, rissoles, fishcakes and sausages.
marinated mutton that is smoked, sliced, salted, dried and served with crispbread, scrambled egg and beer.
fish balls, served under a white sauce or on open sandwiches.
shrimps, fish and vegetables in aspic.
a flat unleavened cracker, half barley, half wheat.
a hard, strong smelling, yellow-brown cheese with veins.
goat’s cheese, slightly sweet and fudge-coloured. Similar cheeses have different ratios of goat’s milk to cow’s milk.
salmon marinated in salt, sugar, dill and brandy.
marinated boiled ham, served at Christmas.
home-made burgers with surkål cabbage and a sweet and sour sauce.
a midday buffet with cold meats, herrings, salads, bread and perhaps soup, eggs or hot meats.
pork, venison (or other meats) and vegetable stew, common in the south and east, using salted or fresh meat, or leftovers, in a thick brown gravy.
fish (usually cod) preserved in an alkali solution and seasoned; an acquired taste; For more information, see Stokfisk, klippfisk and lutefisk.
cloudberries – wild berries mostly found north of the Arctic Circle and served with cream (med krem).
brown whey cheese, made from cow’s milk.
western Norwegian Christmas dish of smoked mutton steamed over shredded birch bark, served with cabbage; or accompanied by boiled potatoes and mashed swedes (kålrabistappe).
reindeer steak, usually served with boiled potatoes and cranberry sauce.
shrimp salad in mayonnaise.
eastern Norwegian Christmas dish of pork ribs, sausage and dumplings.
various types of smoked, dried meat.
Bread, cake and desserts
cream cake with fruit
pancakes made with cream, served with sugar and jam
oatmeal biscuits, eaten with goat’s cheese
cake made from almonds, sugar and eggs, served at celebrations
rice pudding with whipped cream and sugar, usually served with frukt saus, a slighly thickened fruit sauce
stewed apples and breadcrumbs, served with cream
kind of milk broth with raisins, rice, cinnamon and sugar.
beaten egg whites (or whipped cream) and sugar mixed with cloudberries (or cranberries)