Nordic, Patties and burgers

Yellow pea patties with roasted root vegetables and mustard-flavored sour cream

These patties have more or less the same ingredients as yellow pea soup, so you could say that they are pea soup in the shape of patties! They are very tasty and go very well together with roasted root vegetables and mustard sour cream. The recipe is almost copied straight off from a recipe in the magazine Buffé, from 2014 (with only a few small improvements).

Serves 4

Yellow pea patties

250 g dried yellow peas
1/2 onion, coarsely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
0.5 dl finely chopped parsley
0.5 tbsp baking powder
0.75 dl corn starch
1 tsp herb salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp marjoram
Oil for frying

Soak and cook the peas according to the instructions on the package. Blend all ingredients in a food processor to a coarse-grained mixture and form it into patties. Heat oil in a pan and fry them a few minutes on each side until they become golden brown. Serve them with roasted root vegetables and mustard sour cream (recipe below).

Roasted root vegetables

500 g beets, peeled and cut into sticks
1 swede, peeled and cut into sticks
3 parsnips, cut into sticks
Olive oil, salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 200 °C. Mix all ingredients except the parsnips on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 20 minutes. Mix in the parsnips and roast for another 20-25 minutes until all the root vegetables have become soft.

Mustard sour cream

3 dl sour cream
1.5 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 pinch of herb salt
1 pinch of ground black pepper


Salad, Tex-mex

Vegetarian nachos platter

A vegetarian version of a classic dish! Feel free to make more cheese gratinated nachos than in the recipe and eat as a snack, it’s dangerously good!

Serves 4

1 batch of fried black beans (see recipe under Corn tortillas with fried beans and guacamole)
130 g tortilla chips
100 g cheese, e.g. cheddar, grated
2 dl sour cream
100 g salsa sauce
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
2 bell peppers, finely chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
200 g corn

Preheat the oven to 225 °C. Spread the tortilla chips on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the grated cheese. Gratinate in the oven until the cheese bubbles, about 5 minutes. Prepare the fried black beans according to the recipe earlier in the blog. Mix the chopped vegetables and corn. Serve the cheese gratinated nachos with vegetables, fried black beans, a dollop of sour cream and salsa sauce.

Soup, Tex-mex

Bean soup with cheese gratinated tortilla chips

This bean soup is similar to the spicy bean soup recently posted on the blog, but this one has milder spiciness, sweetness from the corn and dangerously tasty cheese gratinated tortilla chips!

Serves 7

2 dl each of three kind of dried beans, e.g. kidney, black and borlotti beans
350 g corn
2 onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 celery stalks, sliced
800 g crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato purée
4 dl broth from boiling the beans
1 tsp herb salt
0.75 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground chilli pepper
2 tsp oregano
200 g nachos
100 g cheddar cheese, grated
Yoghurt or sour cream for serving
Oil for frying

Cook the beans according to the instructions on the packages. Save 4 dl of the broth from boiling the beans. Heat the oven to 200 °C. Heat oil in a pan and fry the onion and celery for one minute. Add garlic and fry another half a minute. Add the chopped tomatoes, beans, broth from the beans, tomato purée and all the spices and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Spread the tortilla chips on a baking sheet and spread cheese over them. Gratinate in oven for 5 minutes. Serve the soup with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream and the cheese-gratinated tortilla chips.

Tex-mex, Wraps

Kidney bean burrito

The spiciness of the beans is contrasted very nicely with the sour cream and is also complemented very well with the fresh flavors of the vegetables.

Serves 6

1 batch of fried kidney beans, according to the recipe for fried black beans under Corn tortillas with fried beans and guacamole but replace the black beans with kidney beans
1/2 lettuce, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
2 peppers, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
6 flour tortilla
3 dl sour cream

Cook the kidney beans according to recipe for fried black beans earlier in the blog. Mix the vegetables with olive oil. Roll up the fried kidney beans in a tortilla and serve it with salad and sour cream.

Soup, Tex-mex

Taco soup

Tacos are so good! So why not vary them and eat them in the form of a soup instead. This has a superb combination of flavors: chilli, sour cream, nachos and cheese. What more can I say, the combination speaks for itself!

Serves 4-5

2 onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, mashed
460 g cooked kidney beans (drained weight)
400 g of crushed tomatoes
5 dl water
2 tsp ground chilli pepper
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
130 g tortilla chips
100 g cheese, grated
2 dl sour cream
Oil for frying

Heat the oven to 200 ºC. Fry the onions and garlic for a couple of minutes. Add the kidney beans, chopped tomatoes, water and the spices. Let simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, spread the nacho chips on a baking plate and top them with the cheese. Bake in oven for approximately 5 minutes. Blend the soup smooth with a hand blender. Serve it with the nacho chips and sour cream.