is a traditional Swedish
dish, very similar in taste and consistency to Scottish haggis
. The main ingredients are liver
, pot barley
, and often beef mince
or minced pork, mixed with stock, black pepper, and marjoram
. It is usually served with boiled or fried potatoes, pickled beetroot, and sometimes a fried egg.
The dish plays a central role in Torgny Lindgren
's allegorical novel Hash
), in which two men go on a personal quest across postwar Sweden in search of the genuine Swedish "pölsa".
The Norwegian and Danish word, pølse
, means sausage and even if the two dishes don't look the same, the two words are related. Pölsa is simply a traditional variety of sausage filling without any casing.The word pølse
can also describe the appearance of an object, like "it looks like a pølse", and "it's pølse shaped" (i.e. sausage shaped). Read More