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The History Behind Our Danish Aebelskivers

Danish Aebelskiver – Old European Signature Dish Spotlight

Marie Mekkelsen was born into a poor family of 11, in Lander, Denmark in 1888. At the young age of 9, she was hired out as a housekeeper. At age 15 she cleaned for a lawyer’s family. One-half year’s wages paid enough for her to buy a pair of shoes. In the year 1906, 18 years old, Marie came to America. Her brother, who had managed to borrow $50, had come ahead of her and paid her fare.

The farewell meal prepared by her mother was her favorite, Danish Aebelskivers.

signature danish aebleskivers
Danish Aebleskivers

If you have never had a Danish Aebelskiver, the best way to describe them is sweet donut holes. They pair very well with a tasty jam. Words don’t do them justice though, come to the Old European restaurant in Post Falls and give it a try!

We use the original recipe which Marie’s mother used in Denmark. Take a look at our menu for more tasty dishes.

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