Scandinavian (mashed) potato flat bread – a two-for-one

Sorry for the somewhat weird title, potetkake doesn´t (I discovered) have a really good English translation. Lompe is another Norwegian name for this funny looking, traditional, yet scrumptious whatchamacallit. Since another Norwegian synonym probably doesn´t help you much, I am just gonna call it potetkake for the rest of the post, ok?

And I will do my best to explain to you what it is and I will present one very traditional way to use it, and one untraditional (at least in my region!). Both delicious!

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The what? The who? The snickerdoodle!

No one can bake cookies like Americans can. My first childhood memory of American cookies is forever etched into my memory. Growing up we had some American neighbors. They had this cutest little dog called Snip that I used to walk. One day Snip´s owner rewarded me with a box of chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate chip cookies have ever since been my favorite cookie, I mean, it´s nothing short of a classic.

When I moved to Oklahoma to go to college, I had my second cookie revelation: snickerdoodles. It has nothing to do with Snickers, but everything to do with a sugar and cinnamon crispy/chewy heaven!

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Herring in mustard

One of the things that is Christmas to me, growing up on the Norwegian south-west coast, is pickled herring. I think pickled herring is something you either love or don´t like at all. I´ve inherited my dad´s taste buds, and we love it!

For the first time ever I´ve made my own. A good friend of mine and myself dove into printed and electronic media, did some research, decided on three different types of herring, popped open a couple of Christmas beers and got to chopping and mixing. It was much easier than we thought! Let me present the first of the three: creamy, delicious, slightly spicy herring in mustard. Oh yeah.

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Corn-flake crispy chicken nuggets

A good friend of mine gave me this recipe, and I totally love it! This is the type of thing that everyone (and their mother and their children etc) will love… just vary the dip and you have a snack for everyone.

Now just don´t be alarmed when I tell you to roll your raw chicken bits into corn flakes, just trust me aight?

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