Did you know that the first potatoes in Sweden was around 1655? Potatoes were documented at Olof Rudbeck’s botanical garden in Uppsala, Sweden.
Recently, I went to a Midsummer celebration. We danced around the Maypole (majstång or midsommarstång) and had traditional dishes such as 4 kinds of herring!! Which made me so happy to have 4 kinds of herring. I just love herring! 🎈 🎉
It made me think to make the Swedish Dill Potatoe salad side dish. It is perfect timing as I have so much dill, parsley and chives in my garden right now. 😀 This dish goes with any summer dish such as grilled chicken, fish and even hotdogs.
Below is my recipe to mkae the Swedish Dill Potatoe Salad
- 1 pound freshly boiled potatoes, cut into inch wide pieces
- 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground white pepper
- 3 heaping tablespoons chopped dill, parsley and/or chives
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 1/3 cups whole milk or half milk/half cream
- salt & pepper to taste
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a saucepan over medium heat
- Add the flour & combine.
- Add cream or milk and whisk together.
- Bring to boil and let it boil for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens.
- Cut potatoes into inch wide pieces.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the pre-cooked potatoes and heat through.
- Add half of the herbs.