Apart from perhaps Smalahove, this is the most notorious Norwegian dish there is. Period. It makes people gag, or screw their faces in pure disgust. I used to hate it, but I found the key to make it actually taste good!
Just like Norwegians, the Danes have long culinary traditions with fish. This is the Danish take on fish balls, or fish cakes. They’re called Fiskefrikadeller, and this is Lea’s family recipe.
Fiskegrateng is proper Norwegian comfort food, on par with mac and cheese, and was one of my absolute favorite dinners as a kid. This recipe is for both the classic version, and my own little twist, so read on!
For me, this is one of the ultimate Norwegian summer classics. Fresh caught mackerel with crispy seared skin, creamy, tangy sauce, lovely butter steamed in-season green cabbage – and a metric shitload of dill.