Sour cream porridge with dried meats was festive food
in the olden days and is still considered that today.
Sour cream porridge must be made from high fat (35%)
natural sour cream, with no stabilizers or gelatin added.
For the best results, use homemade sour cream. Heat
2 1/2 dl (1 cup) whipping cream to 35 C (95 F), almost
body temperature, then whisk in 2 tablespoons buttermilk.
Let stand at room temperature at least 8 hours, until
Simmer sour cream, covered, about 15 minutes.
Sift over 1/3 of the flour. Simmer until the butterfat
begins to leach out. Skim off the fat.
Sift over the remaining flour and bring to a boil.
Bring the milk to a boil and thin the porridge to desired
consistency. Whisk until smooth. Simmer about 10 minutes,
and season with salt. Serve with the fat, sugar and
The Norwegian Kitchen is available for purchase,
through the Vesterheim Bookstore.
523 West Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101