Having married a man of Scandinavian descent with roots deep in Minnesota (the land of a thousand lakes and lutfisk), I have learned to appreciate and even enjoy certain traditional dishes.
Potato sausage is one of them!
This spicy combination of beef, pork and shredded potatoes is a filling and very economical dish.
Traditionally it is stuffed in sausage casings and boiled in hot water to serve. But if you, like me, don’t have sausage casings sitting around, just make them into patties and fry them.
We like to make a batch before Christmas and freeze the patties to enjoy all winter. Our favorite way to serve them is with waffles and hot applesauce on a cold, snowy winter night.
Swedish Potato Sausage
15 pounds potatoes, peeled
3 pounds onion, peeled
3 pounds boneless pork roast
3 pounds ground beef
1/3 cup flour
5-7 tablespoons salt
4 tablespoons pepper
3 teaspoons allspice
1 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 – 3/4 cup milk
In a food grinder using the course disk, alternately grind the potatoes, onions and pork.
Combine with the ground beef, mixing well.
Combine all of the dry ingredients and sprinkle over the the meat and potato mixture. Add milk and mix well.
Stuff the sausages into casings or make into patties and freeze individually. (I like to lay them out on parchment lined cookie sheets in the freezer until they are frozen solid. Then I put them in zip lock bags to store in the freezer.)
This recipe makes about 20 pounds of sausage. It can halved or cut into thirds, or even doubled or tripled if you have that much patience and potatoes!
Ja, Ja, is goot food. Mange tak for stopping by.
Ha en god dag. (Have a good day – in Norwegian of course!)