Plokkfiskur

Plokkfiskur

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This is essentially fish & potato mash, brought to life with a sprinkling of chopped chives and a name that’s fun to say. Plokkfiskur is comfort food at its best.

Repping Norway at your Eurovision party? Add some finely cut leeks and you’ll have a hearty serving of the Norwegian version, Plukkfisk.

Time: 40 mins   /   Serves: 4   /   DIFFICULTY: Medium

Ingredients
400g floury white potatoes
600g cod or haddock
50g butter
1 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons plain flour
500ml milk
Salt & pepper
To serve
Chopped chives
Rye bread
Steps
  • 1. PREP

    Peel then boil the potatoes in water with a pinch of salt.

  • 2.

    Cook the fish in a frying pan over a medium heat, breaking it into flakes.

  • 3.

    Drain the potatoes after 15 minutes and roughly chop up into 2cm cubes. Put to one side with the flaked fish.

  • 4. MAKE SAUCE & MIX IN

    Start warming the milk in a saucepan - make sure not to burn!

    While the milk is heating up, melt the butter in a non-stick saucepan and fry the chopped onions until soft.

  • 5.

    Sprinkle the flour over the onions, then gradually add the warm milk to create your white sauce. Stir continuously to avoid any nasty little lumps! Simmer for 4-5 minutes and stir often.

  • 6.

    Add the flaked fish to the sauce and stir again. You'll want the fish to break up as much as possible.

  • 7.

    Add the potatoes to the mix and then season liberally. You'll want this to taste quite salty. Cook over a low-heat until all the potatoes are hot through and the sauce has thickened.

  • 8. SERVE

    Serve in a bowl with chopped chives and rye bread with butter!

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