Sweden’s largest market is called Kiviks Marknad and it’s the largest market in the country with more than 100 000 visitors each year. Since it started in 1907, it has grown and become much more than just a market. We went there to check it out!
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Kiviks Marknad – Sweden’s largest market
It happens each year in July and it’s HUGE! To get there you have to be prepared to stand in line with your car because it gets very crowded. I believe that it started out as a market where you could buy some apples and handicrafts. Today, it is so much more. First of all, they also have an amusement park with different carousels. And they also have different performances.
We kept talking about going there each year but for some reason, we never went before. This year it was time for us to visit the market and to see what all the fuss is about. And first of all, let me tell you that this market is humongous! There are so many stands that it takes forever to see them all. In fact, there are about 800 people that are selling things at the market.
Long opening hours and great Langos at Sweden’s largest market
The market goes on for two days. It opens at 10.00 and closes at midnight so you can easily spend the whole day and evening here. Sure, after a while you will see the same things being sold by different vendors. But isn’t that also a part of visiting a market?! My main goal for visiting a market is not the stuff that you can buy – it’s the food!
And at Kiviks Marknad, you can buy all different kinds of food. One of my personal favorites is Langos – A Hungarian dish that tastes just as good as it clogs your veins with fat. It is fried doe with garlic, shrimps, onion, caviar and other goodies – yummy! Since Langos is filled with fat, I don’t usually eat it, but when visiting a market, that’s my go-to! And I have a great recipe for Langos if you are up for making it at home.
Recipe Langos – Hungarian fried bread
The recipe is for 4 Langos and you can put whatever you like on the fried doe – use your own imagination!
Ingredients for Langos (the bread):
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup milk
Ingredients for Langos (and an example of what you can put on top):
- Creme Fraiche
- Red onion (raw)
This is how you do it:
- Mix all the ingredients that go into the bread until it becomes a dough. With a dough hook, it takes about 5 – 6 minutes. You want the dough to be smooth and elastic.
- Let it sit until it rises and becomes double in size.
- Divide the dough into 4 pieces and shape them into balls. Cover them and let them rest for about 20 minutes.
- Heat the oil (for frying).
- Flatten and stretch each ball to about an 8-inch diameter. Make a few slits in the center of the stretched dough. This helps to keep the dough from puffing up in the middle and not frying properly.
- Fry each Langos about two minutes per side or until they get a golden color.
- Add all the goodies on top. Start with Creme Fraiche and then add the shrimps, caviar, onions and everything you might like.
A tip is to just rub some garlic cloves on the bread and eat it as is! Did you know that Langos is also called Hungarian pizza
Our thoughts about Kiviks Marknad
Like I said, for me, it’s all about the food and at Sweden’s largest market, there are many things to choose from. We drove there in the evening but we had a really nice time here, just strolling around and looking at all the things. When you live in a motorhome, you can’t really shop very much because you don’t have room to keep it all.
But it’s an experience to come here and see all the people and att the vendors! If you are close by in July next year, make sure to visit!
More information about Kiviks Marknad visit their website: www.kiviksmarknad.com