When you think of'sausage', you usually think of Germany, but Finland is also a country that consumes a lot of sausage.
At any event, sausages don't fall out like licorice.
Together in the lake, in the forest, anywhere.
There is no better snack than sausages when hiking after a sauna on the lake shore and soothe your hunger with a great view.
In addition, if you grill sausages over a bonfire, the fire and the juice will remain, so you won't be envious of high-end restaurant food just by applying mustard sauce.
So, it wasn't until I met the grilled sausages that I could shout "Give me more!" for the first time in Finland.
Shortly after arriving in Finland, I got the opportunity to visit Yuji Boon's house in a rural village, and as a sign of welcome, she handed me freshly baked sausages first.
The confused and bite-sized sausage was truly a'low world' taste.
I was still sad to eat everything as if I was closing my eyes, so I laid an iron plate on my face and asked "one more".
She was surprised when a small woman from Asia showed unexpected appetite, but she kindly cooked one more.
With the funny saying "Sausage is a Finnish male vegetable"!
This is a Finnish'national buzzword' that satirizes the unbalanced habit of Finnish men who only love meat such as sausages and avoid vegetables.
Usually, single men are often cumbersome to eat all the vegetables by themselves, but at this time, they may eat sausages with self-hypnosis called'vegetables'.
Sausages are famous for their unfavorable food.
In Finland, sausages form a close relationship from a very young age.
Just as Korean parents teach their young children how to chopsticks, Finnish parents teach sausage-baking techniques.
Walking through the woods, there are times when you see a father and a young child grilling sausages together.
Often, I overheard conversations unintentionally, but there are many cases in which I am instructing the'house secretary' to grill sausages well without fail.
As Korean kimchi recipes are different from house to house, Finnish sausages are cooked in different ways, but they generally have these similarities.
First of all, don't put sausages on top of a burning bonfire.
This is because only the outside and nothing inside are ripe.
In order to bake well with the so-called'upper chop' (crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside), when the firewood burns and turns into charcoal, the sausages on the skewers need to be roasted with patience for a long time, turning them at a reasonable distance.
Sausage, which has been deeply rooted in the Finnish diet for generations, has also played a large role in Finnish history.
In the winter of 1939, the Soviets led 1.2 million troops to invade Finland unexpectedly.
It was held in winter and called the'Winter War' (Finer: Talvisota). At the beginning of the war, the Finnish forces were helpless by the Soviet troops coming to ruin.
However, one day the Soviet troops, which had been ruined, stopped suddenly.
It wasn't because of Finland's resistance, nor was it because of urgent news from home.
This is because some of the Finnish troops that were just occupied had a delicious smell.
What the Soviet soldiers searched for was a deliciously boiled sausage soup (Finnish: Makkara Keitto) in a large pot in the barracks kitchen.
The soldiers of the Red Army instantly became good young men.
He lost his mind and started eating sausage soup like crazy.
At that time, the Soviets were not properly supplied, and for a few days, they were on a strong march with only dry bread and cold food.
On the contrary, the Finnish soldiers, who were frightened by the Soviets, wondered when the Soviets stopped attacking and returned to the barracks.
A Finnish soldier who sneakily re-enters the barracks just in case, and a Soviet soldier who found food after a long hunger.
The Finnish army counterattacked the Soviets with gun knives, which sold their souls for sausage soup, eventually destroying them.
How hungry they were, the Soviets said they were still chewing sausages in their mouths even though they were counterattacked.
Sausage soup is the top contributor.
That is why this battle is also called'the Sausage War'.
The Finnish troops, which had been evaluated as haphazard, gained confidence through this battle, and the Soviet Union, which lost in an important battle for nonsense reasons, was rapidly rushing to the defensive.
Sausage was the decisive reason Finland was able to preserve its independence without annexation to the Soviet Union.
At this point, I really start to wonder.
Even though the market is a side dish, how was the taste of the sausage soup that made the Soviet army free of the spirits of the Soviet army, so it changed for life?
To reveal a hint, it's similar to'Korean food', which is a bit familiar to us, often said to be the most delicious Finns.
Is it because sausage soup is also closely related to'Boodae'?
The sausage soup, which is also Finland's most common'home meal', is quite easy to make.
It is the same difficulty as boiling ramen.
In fact, there is a sausage in it, but could it be tasteless?
One thing to note is that you should not add as much salt as possible.
The sausage itself is salty enough.
But what if it's a little salty?
Just add more water and boil again!
If the phrase "Would you like to eat ramen?" seems a bit cliché
, how about "Would you like to eat Finnish sausage soup?"
Introducing the recipe below.
#'Finnish Sausage Soup' Recipe (for 4 servings)
500g sausage, 1 carrot, 1 green onion, 5 potatoes, 2 celery, 1 onion, 200g radish, 1.5 liters of beef broth (2 cubes of beef bouillon + Can be replaced with 1.5 liters of water), 2 bay leaves, 5 whole peppers, 2 tablespoons of butter, salt, pepper, and parsley How to
1. Wash carrots and potatoes, peel them, and cut them into small dice.
Cut the onion into the same shape.
smaller size (0.5cm thick).
3. Prepare the green onion diagonally.
4. Prepare radish with thin slices of nabak.
5. Cut the sausage (peeled the skin of the sausage) into the same size (or slightly larger) as the vegetables.
6. Put all the vegetables in a pan and fry in butter for a while.
7. Pour the stock, add whole pepper and bay leaves, and boil for 15~20 minutes.
8. When it boils properly, add the sausage.
9. After 10-15 minutes, when the sausage is finished, season with salt and pepper.
After removing from the heat, you can chop parsley (or parsley powder) and garnish.
If you don't have parsley, you can chop green onions in Korean style.
* In Finland, it is usually eaten with rye bread, but even with rice, it makes a great meal.
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