Fiskefrikadeller and its remoulade

It’s been a while since I last shared traditional recipes from my home. In Denmark we eat a lot of croquettes, whether they are with vegetables, meat or fish, we eat them all the time.
Today I offer you my recipe for Fiskefrikadellers (fish croquettes in Danish).

For the Fiskefrikadeller (for 4 people):

• 500 gr of cod
• 1 egg
• 1 tbsp of maizena
• 2 teaspoon of dijon mustard
• 1, 5 dl of fresh cream with 9% fat
• the zest of a lemon
• fresh dill
• 30 gr of butter

For the remoulade:

• 2 carrots
• 6 pickles (replaced by capers in my kitchen)
• 1 apple
• 2 cases. mayonnaise
• 2 cases. Greek yogurt
• 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
• 1/4 tsp curry
• 1 tsp lemon juice

Preparation:

Fiskefrikadeller:

  1. Cut the cod into large cubes, pour into the food processor bowl with all the other ingredients (except the dill), mix to obtain a homogeneous filling, add the chopped dill last (if you mix it, you will be croquettes a little green) Salt and pepper. You can also use the bowl of your Blender.
  2. Heat a pan with the butter and place the croquettes. You can make them with a tablespoon or use small pastry circles that you place in the pan to give a rounder shape to your croquettes. Cook over low heat so that they are golden brown then turn them delicately.

Remoulade:

  1. Peel and grate the carrots, add the pickles (or 1 tsp capers). Mix the mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard, curry, lemon juice in a bowl with a fork. Incorporate this mixture into the vegetables. Grate the apple without removing the skin and add it to the remoulade. Salt and pepper.
  2. Serve the fiskefrikadeller with the remoulade, chopped dill and steamed new potatoes.

I hope you’ll like it!

Easy cooking with Nilsa: Pølse or Danish Hot dog!

Here in Denmark we have our own version of the Hotdog, which we call pølse, the same name as the sausage we use to make them. As in the USA, they are found in every street corner and are eaten during sporting events and festivals.

Under the current conditions dad was a bit lacking in all the celebrations that punctuate a normal summer so I started to make them. Being a typical dish from here I said to myself that you might be interested in having the recipe.

For the base, like a classic hotdog, the pølse consists of a lightly toasted bun, a sausage and ketchup or mustard. Where it differs is that we add a sweet and salty sauce on top. Here are the ingredients:

  • 3 tbls of mayonnaise
  • 1 tbls of fresh cream
  • 1 tbls of capers
  • 1 tbls of carrots
  • 1 tbls of pickles
  • 1 tbls of chives
  • 1 tbls of tarragon or dill
  • 1 tbls of chopped shallot
  • 1 tbls of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • 1 tbls of peeled green apple
  • 1 tbls of plain yogurt
  • 1 pinch of turmeric (for color)
  • Salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar

Preparation:

Cut all the ingredients into very small cubes, chop the herbs and mix all the ingredients.

Pour the sauce over your hot dog and Tadah!

Nyd dit måltid! (“Enjoy your meal” in Danish)