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Karelian Pies

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Marine Engineer Nov 28, 2009 01:41 PM

heard from a Finnish friend the other day, which got me remembering eating Karelian pies while I was visiting in Helsinki some years ago.

Does anyone sell these in NYC? I did a search on here but came up empty.

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    Jane A. Nov 28, 2009 04:32 PM

    What are they? Maybe they exist here under a different name.

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      middydd Nov 28, 2009 04:57 PM

      Karjalanpiirakka

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karelian...

      1. re: Jane A.
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        Marine Engineer Nov 28, 2009 05:11 PM

        yeah, sorry. it's a football shaped rye flatbread type thing filled with a rice porridge. Heat them up and serve with butter or a thin slice of cheese.

        It seemed to me that, in Helsinki, the karelian pie to a Finn was like a bagel to a NY'er.

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