Top 10 Foods from Sweden

This list was solely inspired by Userguy44's list of "Top 10 Foods From the Netherlands", as I thought it would be nice to share some types famous foods from Sweden. With that being said, here's the list.
The Top Ten
1 Swedish Meatballs

For people who aren't Swedish, the first things that come to mind when you mention Sweden are usually IKEA and meatballs. Since this is a food list, we will talk about meatballs, one of the most iconic Swedish dishes out there. It's just as the name suggests: meatballs, usually served with macaroni or lingonberries.

Despite how simple this dish may seem, you cannot deny how iconic and delicious it truly is. It just has to take the top spot.

Well, since it's on the list, it's pretty much a popular Swedish food, although I've never really been to Sweden or heard about its food.

2 Cinnamon Rolls

These are a classic type of bun that pretty much anyone would instantly love. They are very addictive, with lots of cinnamon and pearl sugar that perfectly tastes excellent together. They can be served any time of the year. It is, after all, one of the most addictive sweets of all time.

Thank you for cinnamon rolls, Sweden!

3 Princess Cake

Every country has their own specialty when it comes to cakes and sweets. Sweden's main sweet specialty is the Princess Cake, filled with green marzipan and delicious layers of cream and sugar. It's delicious.

Unfortunately, since I'm allergic to nuts and marzipan contains almonds, I've never actually been able to eat a classic slice of it. Still, the rest is delicious.

4 Potato Pancakes

Potato pancakes, or in Swedish known as "Raggmunk" (which literally translates to greaser donuts, although it has nothing to do with it), are, as the name suggests, pancakes made of potatoes. People prefer not to use newly harvested potatoes, which is why it's usually a winter dish in Sweden.

5 Jansson's Temptation

A Swedish Christmas dish which is basically a gratin with mashed potatoes and anchovies together. I love those two things together and it's certainly one of the more interesting Swedish dishes, in my opinion. It is named after Swedish guy Pelle Janzon, who was a food fanatic.

6 Saffron Buns

Another sweet, and also one of the most addictive sweets, are buns heavily consisting of saffron and raisins. They are usually served at Christmas, usually between December 13 and December 24.

7 Crisp Bread

Basically, in a nutshell, this is what baguettes are to France. It's an everyday food, although I actually don't eat it. Anyway, it's a classic for Swedes and is served pretty much everywhere, such as in school.

During lunch there, you can actually eat some crisp bread with your main dish. Yeah, it's like the baguettes of Sweden.

8 Sour Herring

Yeah, it's "surströmming." A once infamous food usually hated by people because of the smell, but once people actually started eating it, they realized it's actually worthy enough of being a holiday food. The surströmming, which originated from Northern Sweden, started off as infamous because people judged a book by its cover.

I've heard of Pickled Herring. Is Sour Herring the same thing with a different name?

9 Gravlax

You see, salmon is my favorite type of fish to eat. It's just so massive and soothing. Gravlax, which is dry-cured salmon, actually originated from France, but Sweden is what made it popular, and the Swedish variant seems to be the most appreciated. It is usually served on crisp bread and other items. And it's delicious.

10 Crayfish
The Contenders
11 Gubbröra

This is one that I actually found out about when making this list, and it seems like it's heavily popular to the outside world. It's a seafood dish with basically an egg-anchovy salad. That sounds pretty delicious, if you ask me.

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