[Sca-cooks] Estonian food

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Tue Jan 29 15:26:43 PST 2013

On 1/29/13 3:56 AM, Stefan li Rous wrote:
> <<< We had something very similar to what you described in Swedish food (Sweden
> ruled Estonia and Latvia and Lituany under many years), it's called
> "kroppkakor". It's made with potatos, as a kind of big Italian gnocchi or
> dumpling. It's filled with ground meat and it taste wonderful.
> http://www.food.com/recipe/swedish-kroppkakor-61420
> http://kokblog.johannak.com/58/
> Ana >>>
> I'm assuming that this recipe is likely post-period (later than 1600 CE) since it includes potatoes. Although they were known in Spain, I doubt they were known as far away as Estonia. Or is this actually an older recipe that used something other than potatoes originally?
> Stefan
At a slight tangent, there is a 15th century Italian gnocchi recipe (in 
the cookbook my daughter translated--it's on my site). Bread crumbs 
instead of potatoes.

David Friedman

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