How to make it

  • Peel ang shred the potatoes ("old" potatoes - the best potatoes are those you get in winter, that aren't fresh from the ground). Drain the liquid.
  • Mix the shredded potatoes with flour and salt to a dough.
  • Cut the bacon into small pieces.
  • Take a big pot and fill with 3 l (12 cups) water and 2 tbsp salt and bring to a boil.
  • Flour your hands, take a bit of dough (slightly smaller than a tennisball) and roll to a ball. Make a hole in the ball, big enough to put about a tbsp of bacon in. Make sure to close the hole properly or else the bacon will fall out when its cooking!
  • Put the palt balls in the boiling water one by one as you finish rolling and filling them. Stir carefully among the balls while cooking. When the last ball is in the pot, let them all boil for about 45 minutes.
  • If you have any leftover bacon, you can fry them until crunchy.
  • Serve the palt with lingonberry jam, butter and the crunchy bacon. Milk is very nice to drink to this dish.

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  • Aslaug 2 years ago
    My family has made these for decades. My grandmother had to learn the exact recipe from her mother-in-law, as my grandfather didn't like other people's versions of the recipe. This is the one that has been passed down in our family. The grating of the potatoes is very important, as it tastes quite different when you use "faster" more convenient methods. Also, we season the meat (salt pork) first, with our secret ingredients; and leave it several days in the refrigerator to marinate. All of my kids have grown to love these as well. My grandmother was the first to start the tradition of serving it with her special pickled peaches, but now we can't almost think of eating them without the peaches.
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  • RealDeal 9 years ago
    Try this..Instead of bacon, use finely diced, raw pork butt . Instead of shredding potatoes, get an old meat grinder from a resale shop and grind the potatoes and onions.Simmer (very low boil so they don't boil apart) in salted water for about 70 mins (or until they float.) Serve with melted butter and cream. For a great breakfast, slice refrigerated, left-overs like bread slices and fry to crisp in butter and serve with eggs.
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  • Isberg 10 years ago
    Once the balls are done boiling, allow them to cool over night in fridge. Cut into bite size pieces and place into frying pan with approximately 1/4 inch deep pool of milk. Cook on stove with medium heat until milk thickens into creamy sauce, and serve with glob of butter on side of plate for dipping.

    Prepare to pass out from the euphoria of the best dish you've ever eaten. Or it's because of eating way more than you physically should have. Either way, this is a must try way to serve Palt (we dropped the "Pite") that will change your life.
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  • Sessan 10 years ago
    Try using half unbleached flour, and half graham flour. You will get maximum taste (and a bit of increase for fibre). Also, purists use salt pork, rather than bacon and add finely chopped onion.

    Two will put you on the couch, three will put you to sleep on the couch. FarFar's record was 5 at a sitting...he slept til Sunday, lol
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    AmberDawn ate it and said...
    We just had these at my mother in law's tonight and am happy to find a recipe so similar to hers online. She also serves hers with browned ground beef. YUM! Absolutely reached Paltschwiimen! Tack så mycket!
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    " It was excellent "
    Ruggie ate it and said...
    My Grandma use to make these for us all the time, we love them. They are even better sliced up and fried in butter for breakfast.
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  • knittedkharpern 12 years ago
    Thanks for this recipe in english. I have made this from a recipe on the back of a barley flour packet here in Sweden but was looking for a recipe in english for a friend.

    theiris: from what I understand old potatoes are important for this recipe new potatoes would be too wet.
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  • theiris 12 years ago
    Love your recipe, but old potatoes are dry
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    mis7up ate it and said...
    sounds good. Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    sounds delicous thanks
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    " It was excellent "
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    " It was good "
    chef2 ate it and said...
    Oh my now you got my attention love this type of comfort foods .Making this one soon.Thank you
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