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Norwegian Fish Gratin

Homemade fish gratin is a traditional, Norwegian dish. Serve this classic right out of the oven with grated vegetables salad, boiled potatoes and melted butter.

Cooking time50-60 min
Difficulty levelMedium



  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

  • Cut the cod in pieces.

  • Melt butter and stir in wheat flour. Add milk a little at the time. Stir well until you get a smooth sauce without lumps. If you are using raw fish you can make the sauce a little extra thick.

  • Coll the sauce a little, add egg and taste with salt and nutmeg.

  • Mix the cod with the sauce and pour into a grease oven-proof dish.

  • Sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake in the lowest part of the oven for approx. 40 minutes.

Serve the fish gratin with grated vegetables salad and boiled potatoes on the side. You can also serve it with a little melted butter if you like.

Tip: Fish gratin can be made from all kinds of whitefish, both raw and cooked. It's a perfect dish to use leftover fish from yesterday's dinner. Some of the fish can be replaced with cooked macaroni or vegetables. The cooking time will be shorter if the fish is already cooked.