This recipe is from a 1969 Time Life series of books ‘Foods of the World’, of which I have The Cooking of Scandinavia. It’s a sophisticated work, and doesn’t shrink from challenging recipes and obscure ingredients. I like this approach, rather than the approach sometimes encountered with books on foreign cuisine where the author excludes recipes when they think that the ingredients will be hard to find. In English the dish is translated to ‘Lacy Potato Pancakes with Chives’.
So this is basically grated potato with chives in, fried. Is this a rosti? It was really really tasty, and I ate it with some fried eggs for breakfast this morning. The only comment I have is that it would have benefited from more chives. Always, these vintage recipes let me down with their timid seasoning!
The ‘pancakes’ looked like this:
Conclusion – perfect weekend breakfast food.