A Picnic Fit for a Kubb

A Viking Picnic Fit for a Kubb

With summer getting into full swing, the weather is perfect for a good Kubb yard game! And everyone knows that the best thing to go with Viking Chess is Viking food! Perfect for your next picnic weekend, these recipes will have you eating like Odin himself.

This Scandinavian Potato and Egg recipe by Daytona Strong will give you the baton-throwing energy your family needs this summer. Perfect for the hot weather and some Utah kubb, this side dish pairs wonderfully with smoked salmon. This delicious recipe serves 6, so you’ll have plenty to share:

Scandinavian Potato, Egg, and Dill Salad

14 oz new potatoes
4 eggs
6 green onions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
3-4 tablespoons finely-chopped shallot
12 cornichons, finely chopped
¾ cup sour cream
1 heaping tablespoon mayonnaise
2 tablespoons grainy mustard
4 sprigs dill, finely chopped, plus one more for garnish
Juice of one medium-sized lemon
Pinch of ground allspice
1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped

Bring two medium pots of water to a boil. Gently lower the eggs into one and allow to simmer for 11 minutes, then remove the eggs and submerge into a bowl of ice water to cool. Meanwhile, lightly salt the water in the other pot and cook the potatoes in simmering water until fork tender but not too soft, about 20 minutes. When the potatoes are cooked through, drain and set aside in a cool place until they reach room temperature.
While the eggs and potatoes are cooling, prepare the dressing by placing the green onions, shallot, cornichons, sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard, chopped dill, lemon juice, and allspice in a large bowl and stirring to combine. Taste and adjust ingredients to suite your tastes.
Add potatoes to the dressing and stir gently to coat, then transfer to a serving dish. Scatter the chives over the top. Peel and quarter the eggs and place them on top and garnish with dill.

Our own personal preferences:
If cornichons are unappealing or unavailable to you, try substituting regular pickles, finely chopped.
While dried dill is less expensive, fresh dill makes the salad all the more delicious!

Stay Tuned! Be sure to come back next week for our favorite Viking desert to go along with your kubb set up!

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