Traditional pasties or pirogs originally from the region of Karelia. Today they are eaten throughout Finland as well as in the neighbouring Estonia and northern Russia. They are made from a thin rye crust with a filling of rice. Butter, often mixed with boiled egg (egg butter or munavoi), is spread over the hot pasties before eating.
Karjalanpiirakka have Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) status in Europe since 2003