First I would like to share few pictures from Tallinn, Estonia with you. This is the city where I grew up and called home for many years.
If you have time and the resources, this is a very interesting country to visit. Even if you don´t have time for anything else, you must visit our beautiful downtown in Tallinn! If you don´t believe me, ask my husband, who absolutely fell in love with Tallinn and Estonia. Well first of course he fell in love with me 🙂
Since I´m still feeling very Estonian after my trip back to my home country, I decided to make a very famous Estonian dish today. It originates from Viljandimaa, from southern Estonia. It´s also called Mulgipuder because people from Viljandimaa are also called “Mulgid”. This is usually made with only fatty pork but I´m not the biggest fan, I customized my Mulgipuder with pork (not fatty) and bacon (very fatty).
Prep time: 20 minutes
Ready in 1 1/2 to 2 hours
You will need:
800 g potatoes
80 g barley
salt to taste
1 large onion, chopped
200 g pork
6 slices bacon
spices – salt, pepper if needed
Wash barley and drain. Peel potatoes and put them in a large pot, combine salt and 3,5 cups of water. Sprinkle barley on top of the potatoes. Don´t mix.
Use hand mixer to mash it. If necessary add more salt.
IF you are a fan of sauerkraut, like I am, you can also serve it with the meal, just mix it in with the meat!