Imelletty perunalaatikko

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Sweetened potato casserole
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Perunalaatikko
Place of origin Finland
Region or state Päijät-Häme
Main ingredients Potatoes, wheat flour
Cookbook: Sweetened potato casserole  Media: Sweetened potato casserole

Sweetened potato casserole (Finnish imelletty perunalaatikko) is a traditional Finnish dish from Päijät-Häme, eaten elsewhere in Finland at Christmastime.[1] It is prepared by letting puréed potatoes, mixed with wheat flour, stand at a temperature of around 50°C (122°F). The amylase in the flour will start to break down the potato’s starches to shorter carbohydrate chains, that is sugars. The temperature cannot exceed 75°C (167°F); otherwise, the amylase molecules will break down.[2] Through this process, the dish gets its distinct sweet flavour; nowadays, however, corn syrup can be added to give it sweetness.

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