Potato casserole

There are many casseroles in Finnish cuisine, but when the main ingredient is potatoes, and they are cut as sticks-shape/suikale-peruna, the dish is called: kiusaus. The traditional casserole is called Janssonin kiusaus, which is cooked with anchovy fish fillet and potato sticks. It is usually served at Christmas or Easter.

Therefore, it is pretty easy to make this dish because one can choose any favorite ingredients and create a deliciously simple meal for the family.

It is also possible to buy ready-made packs of potatoes and vegetables cut in stick shape from the supermarkets' freezer, or add any extra desired ingredients to it.

Juureskiusaus/root vegetable kiusaus

Root vegetables/tubers such as potatoes, carrots, parsnips, beetroots, swede, and turnips are used in Finnish cooking, especially in various casseroles. These are very nutritious vegetables, inexpensive, and many of them are sold in food stores. Therefore, we introduce the root-vegetable kiusaus as one of the favorite kiusaus, versatile and easy to prepare.


300-gram potatoes

100-gram carrots

100-gram parsnip

1 small size turnip

1 onion

3 cloves of garlic (optional)

2 dl your favorite cream for cooking (for fat-free option, see the tips)

Salt and pepper to taste

Herbs (optional) such as parsley, or rosemary, thyme, dill, etc.

Sun-dried tomatoes (optional)