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Finnish Mushroom Salad
* 3-4 dl of Salted mushrooms
* 1 Onion
* 2 dl Cream
* 1-2 tsp Lemon juice or vinegar
* 1/2 tsp Sugar
* Dash of freshly ground white pepper
For: 2 servings
Soak the salted mushrooms until the salt level is right. Press the excess
water out and chop the mushrooms. Peel and chop the onion. Check the
taste, it should have a slightly sharp tang. Stir the mushrooms and
the chopped onions into the dressing.
The traditional Finnish mushroom salad is made of salted milk caps.
Before salting, the cleaned mushrooms are boiled in plenty of water
for five minutes, rinsed and cooled. Then the mushrooms are placed with
layers of salt (salt content is 10-15% of the weight of the mushrooms)
in glass jars. The mushrooms are pressed down into the jar by covering
them with a weight, e.g. a plate with a clean stone on it, and stored
in a cold place.