Rachel Khoo


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August 26th, 2019

My Swedish Kitchen Episode 2: Sausage from Scratch

From Episode 2: Sausage from scratch of My Swedish Kitchen.
From Episode 2: Sausage from scratch of My Swedish Kitchen.

In the second episode of My Swedish Kitchen, I explore Swedes love for hot dogs and the humble art of making sausages from scratch. Before the rage of food trucks and street food festivals, hot dog stands were feeding the masses in Sweden. Much like how we have a kebab at the end of a night in the UK, Swedes have always been a fan of the hot dog.

I visit an old-school “grill” in Stockholm, Daisy’s Hot Dog Stand, who pride themselves in their unusual flavour combinations. I try a hot dog with a side of prawn salad – so tasty! Inspired by these flavours, I make potato cakes with smoked frankfurter sausages, followed by a light and fresh prawn salad! (p.32(+)

From Episode 2: Sausage from scratch of My Swedish Kitchen.
From Episode 2: Sausage from scratch of My Swedish Kitchen.

On my journey through the southern district of Skåne, I pick up some heritage apples for my hazelnut and apple cake recipe (with super delicious caramelised brown butter) p.279. Apples are as common as cinnamon buns in Sweden and are celebrated at festivals and apple markets.

I meet with two former chefs from Stockholm who followed their passion for making the most incredible sausage from scratch – Södra Kompaniet Charkuterier – made from free-range and local pigs. I learn about the artisanal approach to smoking sausages and try my hand at a few of the processes.

From Episode 2: Sausage from scratch of My Swedish Kitchen.

Using these incredible sausages I make my favourite comfort dish, sausage stroganoff.

Find all of the recipes in my latest cookbook, The Little Swedish Kitchen, which is available to buy on Amazon!

Some of the items of clothing you might recognise from previous shows or photoshoots. I’ve listed where I got them from, but there’s a high chance that the items may no longer be in stock. Here’s what I was wearing in episode 2:

Petit bateau yellow raincoat (from all the way back to my Paris kitchen!), M & S blue and white polka dot jumpsuit, Audley silver shoes, and my signature red lipstick.

Watch the episode online, here. (UK only)

Catch the next episode on Thursday at 9 pm on Food Network UK. Sky channel 172, Freeview channel 41, Virgin media Channel 291, Freesat Channel 148

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4 thoughts on “My Swedish Kitchen Episode 2: Sausage from Scratch

  1. Hi Rachel ,I’m following the recipe in your book for the hazelnut and apple cakes, but I think the recipe forgot to mention when to add the blitzed hazelnuts, which I’ve also forgot! It still tastes fantastic though, couldn’t stop eating the raw batter that I forgot about the hazelnuts, the nutty butter is sheer heaven in the meringue.

    1. Hi Kristine, You’re right! Thanks so much for pointing that out. So very sorry about that. On the very rare occasions a misprint happens (so many people working on the book). Just add the ground hazelnuts in with the vanilla bean powder, flour and baking powder. I also find the batter super moreish! My apologies again. Rachel

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