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Very little turkey eating in Finland over Yule. Mostly Kinkku (roast ham on the bone). There are as many ham recipes as there are extended Finnish families.

At a guess, we're probably having our ham with carrot box (casserole), turnip box, rosolli (salad from boiled beetroots, carrots, potatoes, apples and pickled cucumber), roast potatoes - but starting with all types of pickled herring. And perhaps Marskinryyppy (schnapps named after Mannerheim and always filled to just over the brim. A simple military test of nerves).

After that it's every man for himself...

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 06:23:22 AM EST
Very similar meal was had in Sweden:  kinkku, porkkanalaatikko, lanttulaatikko, perunalaatikko ja paljon silli.

But this year we started the meal with a delicious appetizer that was similar to caviar, and served the same, and was made from muikku roe. Funny, the Swedes don't eat muikku, but they consider the roe a delicacy. The Finns eat lots of muikku, but throw away the roe. Go figure. I like both. And the muikku roe definitely goes with schnapps.

The only food I ate over the holidays that I'm pretty sure I still haven't developed a taste for was lipeäkala. It just doesn't taste at all.

by sgr2 on Wed Jan 5th, 2011 at 05:26:22 PM EST
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