Palt is a traditional Swedish dumpling made with meat and shredded raw potatoes. A lovely little dumpling that has been lighten up especially in recipes throughout the city of Stockholm, where they add lots of fresh herbs, dill parsley, and even lemon zest for a much lighter feel. The dumplings were traditional served with butter but again in the more modern cuisine a lemon juice butter mixture is also common.


Olive oil
1 medium yellow onion chopped fine
½ pound ground beef
½ cup chopped dill
½ cup chopped parsley
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 cup red potatoes, shredded
24 to 30 round dumpling wrappers


In a medium skillet, heat olive oil and sauté onions until translucent, about 2-3 minutes, add ground beef and sauté until cooked through, add dill and parsley and lemon juice mix well and continue to cook for about 2-3 minutes, take off heat and drain juice, set aside to cool. When cool mix the potatoes and the beef mixture together. Take the dumpling wrappers and place a spoon full of the potato meat mixture and form a dumpling. After all dumplings are assembled steam until dough is cooked through. Serve with lemon butter.