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Swedish Pult... it's that time of year again....[Moved from Midwest Board]

joannforsberg | Dec 10, 200801:03 PM     14

As a person married into a Swedish family for 35 years now. I have grown use to some strange food... like lutefish, white gravy, herring. But, the true Swedish dish of my husband's family is PULT! From what I understand pult was a stable in Sweden generations ago. Like Michigan's pasties that got carried for lunch by lumberjacks and copper miners generations ago. Go news is like both... Swedish pult and pasties. My husband's family makes them like I read a few other families make them here on Chowhound. Which is how I found this website and glad I did. We make ours out of flour, ground potatoes, milk, onions, LIVER *WHICH I HAD NOT HEARD ANYONE ELSE MENTION* liver that has been ground into the potato mixture, and place ham or salt pork in the center of the ball. Which is the size of a softball and boiled in water. We eat them right out of the boiling water with salt and butter, lots and lots of butter. Then, also fry them up the next day (agreed the best way to eat). We make Pult a few times a year. But, has always been a staple from one generation to another at Christmas. Good news my 4 children, daugter-in-laws and grandchild all eat it too. The receipe/tradition will survive for more generations to come. I heard for an Swed that you can tell from which part of Sweden your family line came by how you make your pult. Also, genetic wise the Swedish gene is the most rare of all. So, for all of you with this gene (including my kids). Know you are rare in this world! blessings at Christmas. Note: My husband family is the dark hair Swedes; meaning they orginated in the North.... The Viking descendents.

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