Yes. I've got a whopping three email requests during the last week from people across the world who have accepted a task to provide some Estonian food for the Eurovision party this weekend. Instead of writing individual responses to all three of them, I've decided to suggest some dishes in a blog post. So here's a selection of Estonian appetizers and fingerfood that would be easy to recreate elsewhere in the world, as well as couple of salads.
Devilled eggs, Estonian style:
Small ham rolls with garlicky cheese filling (finely grated cheese, crushed garlic, some mayonnaise to bind). You could cut them diagonally into half, if you wish:
Pork liver paté canapés (form shop-bought pork paté into small balls and then roll them in grated cheese):
Estonian soda bread:
Oven-baked chips with caraway:
You could always make a large bowl of potato salad (sorry, I haven't blogged about it, but it's not so different from what's known as "Russian salad" in many parts of the world. Here's an excellent photo of the salad by a brilliant Estonian food blogger, Mari-Liis). But you could make one of these two salads:
a layered beetroot salad:
beetroot and potato salad:
For more recipe ideas, either browse the Cuisine: Estonian category or check out the Estonian Food photo pool over @ Flickr.
Have fun this weekend!