Today is the sliding day, laskiainen, as we call it in Finland. Sliding down the hill, using any devise, is in a "must do"- list today. In the old days sliding day marked the symbolic-sliding into the period of Easter fasting. But it now means a fun filled day outdoors, cream buns and crepes.
TRADITIONAL POTATO CREPES
5 finely grated potatos
5 dl milk
2 dl plain flour
pinch of salt
Wisk all the ingredients together to a smooth batter, until well incorporated. Let rest in a refrigerator for an hour.
Heat a little butter in a frying pan. When it's foaming, pour a thin layer of batter into the pan. Cook for 30 seconds to a minute, until the edges are solid and golden brown. (Let the pancake cook without shaking the pan, as there's no egg in the batter, and the uncooked crepe brakes easily.) Flip the crepe over and continue cooking for the same amount of time.
Serve with lingonberry jam (preferably homemade, but ready made will do, too. Available for example in IKEA).
Age plays no role, as one 50-years old FINN slides down with style.
("Down the hill, Finnish way"- footage has got English subtitles.)