Swedish Meal with Dessert

We try to have a family "culture night" and learn about different cultures, states, countries, etc. about once a month. This month we learned about Sweden and of course had to have lots of good Swedish food to taste/indulge/gorge on! Thanks Lena Wilson for sharing her recipes with us! PS: This is not a dieters menu! Just for the sake of learning new cultures, enjoy that heavy cream and butter!

Lena’s Potato with anchovies:

6 large potatoes cut french fry style
2 large onions, cut in half and sliced thinly.
1 can of anchovies (I diced my anchovies)
1 pint heavy cream

In a casserole dish, layers 1. the onion, 2. the anchovies and 3. the potato.
Cover with the cream.
You could sprinkle some breadcrumbs on top if you like.
Bake @ 375 until potato tender and it turns a little golden.

Swedish Cabbage:

Julienne 1 head of red cabbage, 1 large onion and 2 green apples. Melt 2 T. butter in a large saucepan. Add the cabbage, onion and apples. Saute until limp. Add clove, cinnamon, allspice and bay leaf. Add 1 tsp salt, 1 Tblsp sugar and 1-2 Tblsp apple cider vinegar, or add ingredients to taste.
Cook another 3 minutes.

Swedish Meatballs:

1 cup beef stock
1 cup heavy cream
3 Tblsp flour
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 (20oz) pckge frozen thawed meatballs

Whisk together beef stock, heavy cream, flour, soy sauce, pepper and rosemary in large saucepan until smooth. Cook and stir in meatballs, continue cooking until meatballs are heated through; about 5-10 more minutes.

Swedish Chocolate Balls:

4 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 (1oz) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
1/3 cup coconut flakes

Mix the oats, sugar and cocoa together in a bowl. Add butter and use your hands to mix ingredients together to make a thick dough. Mix in vanilla and melted chocolate until thoroughly mixed.
Place coconut flakes in a small bowl. Pinch off small amounts of dough and roll between your to hands to make small sized balls. Roll balls in coconut flakes and refrigerate until firm, about 1hr.