Pitepalt (see palt) is a Swedish dish related to kroppkakor or meat-filled dumplings. It is especially associated with the city of Piteå in Norrbotten County, thought to be its place of origin. [1]

Place of originSweden
Region or statePiteå
Main ingredientsPotatoes, wheat or barley flour, salt


This dish has many varieties. Pitepalt are mostly made of raw potatoes and a mix of wheat and barley flour. Pitepalt and kroppkaka look quite similar in shape. For kroppkaka, pre-boiled potatoes and wheat flour are used. This gives kroppkaka dumplings a slightly lighter color.[2]


Potatoes, wheat flour or barley flour, salt and pork are common ingredients in pitepalt. Some recipes also mention onions but this is uncommon.


This dish is traditionally eaten with butter and lingonberry jam.

See also


  1. "Swedish Potato Dumplings, Pitepalt". tasteatlas.com. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  2. "Palt och kroppkaka". faktoider.nu. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
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