Today 30 years ago took place The Baltic Way.
The Baltic Way was a peaceful political demonstration which took place on 23 August 1989 when approximately two million people (which is 25% of Baltic State population) joined their hands forming a 600 km long human chain through the Baltic countries, thus demonstrating their unity in their efforts towards freedom.
We were ready for everything: Estonians promised to eat even potato peelings in name of an independent state.
Potato skins are still very delicious dish. But this year I will introduce more advanced recipe 🙂
Let’s add some turnip and currants.
A light vegetable dinner. Sweet turnip and potato are complemented with the tartness of red currants. You get an even better and different result using black currants. to reduce baking and cooking time, use pre-cooked vegetables.
Perfect dish to use leftovers.
Continue reading “Potato and Turnip Casserole with Currants Sauce. Kartuli- kaalikavorm sõstrakastmega”
Saarde is the region in South Estonia.
And this is a light and simple summer dish was to use meat leftovers. The most complicated part in this recipe is to grate potatoes, but other… this is easy to bake 😉
Continue reading “Estonian Saarde Grated Potato Scone. Saarde Kartuli Riivkarask”
As I wrote last year, Pletskid is food from difficult and complicated times. Because of a lack of eggs and everything, children invented ” bread”, to get something to eat. They mixed potatoes, flour and oil and baked this on to the wood burning stove iron.
Now are better times and we can add toppings.
What topping? This is depending on your imagination, but I suggest one option 🙂
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Great dish for ” Meatless Mondays” 🙂 A light vegetable fritters for a dinner. Consist of two very important Estonian ingredients: potatoes and quark. Wonderful Carbohydrates and protein combination 🙂
Very easy to make and the flavour is just delicious.
Did you know ?
Estonians, like Mexicans, put sour cream (a version of crème fraîche that contains less fat) on almost everything. And anyone who’s had Mexican food knows it’s not as disgusting as it sounds – it’s actually quite delicious.
Continue reading “Quark and Potato Fritters. Kohupiima ja kartulikotletid”
Very nutritious vegetable dish. Combine different vegetables for a different result.
And add more colour by adding more carrots or turnip or celery.
Serve with a side dish with meat or fish. Or as vegetable porridge.
Serve with sour cream or butter. And drink some sour milk, as Estonians usually do 🙂
Did you know?
Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3, the bacteria discovered in 1995 by the University of Tartu research teams, led by professors Marika Mikelsaar and Mihkel Zilmer, are unique in the world because of their combination of antimicrobial and antioxidative effects. They protect human health by attacking harmful microbes and contributing to physical well-being. The ME-3 can rightfully be called the first Estonian probiotic lactic acid bacteria and the EU patent permits it to be used in the food industry in 15 European countries. Continue reading “Thick Potatoes. Paksud kartulid”
I found this recipe from blog of Olga. It sounded and seemed so interesting and I decided to try this and share with you. Please visit Olga blog, you can find more very interesting recipes.
This recipe is suitable for all people who do not like or have not time or skills to use and prepare yeast dough. Very easy to prepare.
I used turnip and horseradish filling. But you free to change it, of course. I would suggest for example carrot filling. Find recipe from my blog.
Continue reading “Yeast Free Kefir Hand Pies with Turnip and Horseradish by Olga. Olga pärmivabad kaalika ja mädarõikapirukad.”
Rosolje is a traditional salad, as Estonian Potato Salad, where all families has their own recipe.
For sure it contains beetroot. And as says name ” rosol” (means (in Russian) cucumber brine,) salted/marinated/fermented cucumbers is very important, as well.
Usually we make this with salted /marinated herring. But I have eaten Rosolje without herring and with meat or without meat and fish, as well.
Rosolje second meaning in Estonian is mess, diverse, colorful. So, this is my recipe
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The great vegetable dish. This time I used salted mushroom .
As Estonia has an abundance of forest, we like to pick berries and mushrooms.
and for winter Mushrooms are marinated, or salted or fermented. Or dried
How to remove additional salt are a lot of tips.
My South Estonian relatives told me that they boiling salted mushroom in milk. And after that mushroom look and taste like a fresh.
Second option is to boil mushroom just in the water.
And the simplest one. Put mushroom to soak the night before.
Fresh chanterelle: The mushrooms are cleaned without water, with only a clean, dry towel and paring knife. Heat the chanterelle in a skillet without fat/butter until water has evaporated.
Frozen mushroom : melt, fry slightly.
Continue reading “Turnip and Mushroom Fritters. Kaalika-seenekotletid”
This summer was very warm. In May, June, July, August was hot, 30 C degrees. The Estonian climate is very humid, so warm feels hotter and cold is colder.
I love summer and it would be unfair to whine. But heat spill is that mushroom is not growing. Mushroom needs rain and humidity.
But now in September finally started to rain… 🙂
But still. It is not necessary to use wild mushrooms, this dish will be delicious with champignon as well 🙂
Continue reading “Potato and Mushroom Casserole. Kartuli ja seenevorm”