Swedish Christmas Julbord

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Boiled Eggs with Caviar Topping

Boiled Potatoes with Dill

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Christmas Ham

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Janssons Frestelse (Jansson’s Temptation)

Other than at Christmas time, you can serve this dish as a first course, or late supper dish. Other than at Christmas time, you can serve this dish as a first course, or late supper dish.

Misc Swedish Julbord Plates

Prince Korv These are store bought cocktail wieners. Heat up in frying pan, and serve warm.   Potatis Korv This is potato sausage. We usually bought it at Emil’s Sausage in Fort Lauderdale. Put sausage in cold water, just enough to cover it; bring water to a boil and cook for 25 minutes, until cooked …

Red Beet Salad

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Red Cabbage

Rice Porridge

An old custom is to use the creamy white rice porridge as a means of divination. Bury a blanched almond in the porridge – the recipient will marry within the coming year. Add a bitter almond – spinsterhood is in store for you. In our family, not desiring to have our children marry at the …

Swedish Meatballs

Meatballs, the most Swedish of foods, as we know from the Swedish Chef in the Muppet Show. Swedish women pride themselves in their ability to create perfectly round and golden brown meatballs. It must be genetic, because I have never been able to turn out one single round meatball. But, whatever their shape, my meatballs …

Swedish-style Spare Ribs

For a while, this became a favorite of “David and the boys”, even on occasions other than Christmas.

Gravad Lax (Pickled Salmon)

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Gravlaxsås (Mustard/Dill Sauce)

This sauce is delicious with gravad lax, but can also be used to accompany smoked fish or crab. Photo by manumenal


Among the many different kinds of fish available in Sweden, herring has traditionally held a special position, so that Swedes always differentiate between sill and fisk or herring and fish. Various Methods or flavors of herring sauces are a must at the Swedish smörgåsbord, whether it is the Julbord, or a midsummer buffet. Traditionally, Swedes …

Liver Pâté

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