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Potato ‘Risotto’ with Svecia Cheese and Mushrooms

Potato ‘Risotto’ with Svecia Cheese and Mushrooms
Chef Stefan Karlsson explained to us that in the fall, many Swedes take advantage of allemansrätten (everyman’s right, a national policy that guarantees the privilege of foraging in the forest), to pick wild mushrooms, which are called for in this recipe. If you don’t have access to wild mushrooms, use a mix of whichever varieties are readily available. Order Svecia cheese online at Butik Hemlangtan, or substitute Parmigiano-Reggiano in its place.
  1. 1 pound mixed mushrooms
  2. 3 tablespoons butter
  3. Salt, to taste
  4. Pepper, to taste
  5. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  6. 1 yellow onion, chopped
  7. 1 pound uncooked potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch dice
  8. 1¼ cups chicken, mushroom, or vegetable broth
  9. ½ cup dry white wine
  10. 1/3 pound Svecia cheese, grated
  11. 1 teaspoon mild white vinegar
  12. 2 tomatoes, skins and seeds removed, thickly sliced
  13. 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  14. Whole basil leaves, to garnish
  15. Shredded cheese, to garnish
  1. Clean and chop mushrooms. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large pan, and sauté mushrooms until cooked through. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Heat oil in the pan, add onion, and sauté until soft and translucent. Add potatoes and mix well.
  3. Add broth and wine. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Stir until potatoes are soft and have begun to absorb the broth.
  4. Stir in sautéed mushrooms. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter and grated cheese. Stir gently to thicken.
  5. Add vinegar, and season with salt and pepper. Carefully add tomato and chopped basil. Garnish with shredded cheese and whole basil leaves.
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Kristine Jannuzzi

Food and travel writer Kristine Jannuzzi fell for formaggio while living in Florence, Italy. She holds a BA in Journalism and Music Theory & History from NYU, and has been a frequent culture contributor since 2013. Currently based in NYC, she’s always thinking about her next meal and her next trip. Follow her on Instagram @nyccheesechick

Photographer Sonja Dahlgren

Sonja Dahlgren is a freelance photographer specialized in food (styling+photography), lifestyle, garden, and interior photography. She also writes the blog Dagmar’s Kitchen.

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