Thursday 25 September 2008

Recipe - Ovenbaked falukorv with creamy mustard mash

This is about as close to pure comfort food you can come with Swedish food. For me this is the perfect little 'food blanket' that I can wrap myself in. The creaminess of the mash paired with the bite of the onion, ketchup and mustard is just divine. But that's just my opinion, why not cook this yourself to see what you think?

I've posted some falukorv recipes before and you can find it in the Swedish food court at IKEA shops worldwide.

I need to thank my 'not-really-all-that-old landlady' for thinking of me and picking up a falukorv and some other nice stuff the last time she went to IKEA. Hmm, that last sentence might earn me another angry comment. ;)

It's getting late and I'm feeling a bit tired so I won't post any detailed description of how to make the mash. Just make your normal creamy mash and add wholegrain mustard to your own liking.

Ingredients (serves 2 - 4)
1 falukorv
1 onion, finely diced
1 part yellow mustard (Slotts preferably)
1 part ketchup

Heat the oven to 225c.

Mix the onions, mustard and ketchup thoroughly in a bowl.

While the oven is heating make cuts down about three quarters of the falukorv. Space the slices to about 1 - 2 cm apart. Spread the onion/mustard/ketchup mixture evenly between the slices. If you like, save some to spread on top of the falukorv.

Put the falukorv into a buttered ovensafe dish and into the oven once it's heated.

Let the falukorv stay in the oven for about 25 - 30 minutes or until it has changed colour to a nice dark brown and the top is crispy.

Serve with some creamy mustard mash and a fresh salad.



  1. Darius,

    From WikiPedia: "Falukorv is a traditional Swedish sausage. The word's literal meaning is "Sausage from Falun". Its history reaches back to the copper mine of Falun during the 16th and 17th centuries, where ox hide was used for wires and some of the meat remaining after slaughtering was used for sausages. The meat was smoked and salted."

    Read some more here:

    // Mike

  2. Haha! I was going to ask the same thing. smoked sausage, huh? sounds good. I think similiar to the comfort food of meat loaf and mashed potatoes.

  3. Christine,

    If you got a IKEA close by, go ahead and grab some. Who knows, you might like it! ;)

    It's definitively on the same level of comfort food as meatloaf. I guess mash is part of many comfort dinners.

    // Mike

  4. Our IKEA in Utah doesn't offer korv... :-(


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// Mike