Fish Cakes with Smoked Salmon Remoulade

Fish cakes can both be a main dish served with potatoes  and the season’s vegetables or a salat. And it can also be an open-face sandwich  on rye bread. Many people buy a ready made mixture in the supermarket or at the fish monger. I prefer to make them myself and I never use a blender […]

Hygge with Hot Chocolate

Last week I talked about Hygge -the  Danish word for an atmosphere and experience. Some may translate the word HYGGE to cozy or a feeling of well-being. Hot drinks rated number 1 for HYGGE. Yes, it is true that the Danes rated hot drinks as number 1, 89% in fact. After hot drinks, candles rated […]

Open-face Sandwich – Brisket with horseradish cream

Many of the Danish Open-face Sandwiches are made from left-overs.  Brisket with horseradish sauce is a commen main dish eaten with potatoes in the winter.  The next day, left over  brisket is made into open-face sandwiches.  Horseradish is the north’s answer to chili or ginger with it’s  harsh taste. Horseradish can be used in all kinds of dishes […]

Crab Salad with Avocado

Avocado originates from South America and first came to Denmark in the beginning of the seventies. The Danes have taken avocadoes in and use them  natural, in soups, as dressing and in sandwiches like this one. Although there are  23 different species of crabs found in Danish waters, we don’t eat that much of them. However, we can buy different types […]

Duck Breast with Cucumber Salad and Red Cabbage

A few days ago I wrote about a dinner that makes a nice sandwich the next day. Here is another dish that is good to make a sandwich of – duck. Nowadays, you don’t have to cook a whole duck to make this sandwich. Duck breast are available at the supermarket for a reasonable price […]

Open-face Sandwich with Cold Roast Pork and Red Cabbage Salad

This roast and the sandwich you can make with the left-overs, is one of the most popular in Denmark. Many people in Denmark eat one of these sandwiches at least once a week at a small dinner that sells fast food. Claus Meyer, one of the authors of the Danish food manifesto signed by dozens of […]

Smoked Halibut with Fennel-Cucumber

The coast of Denmark stretches for a length of 7300 kilometers (4500 miles). Quite large for such a little country. We do eat a lot of fish.  Maybe not as much as the experts say we should, but with the return of open-face sandwiches, we are getting better at it.  Greenland, once under the rule of […]

Hygge The Danish word for an atmosphere and an experience

  The Danes are the happiest people in Europe according to the European Social Survey. Don’t get me wrong, Denmark is not perfect. We have our challenges and problems like any other country. Denmark, nevertheless, can be a source of inspiration for other nations to increase their quality of life. There is a lot of media […]

Smoked Salmon with Shrimps and Black “Caviar”

Many of the Danish open-face sandwiches are so easy to make. You just have to buy the different ingredients and in 10-15 minutes you will have a extravagant and wonderfully delicious sandwich. Fish eggs, also known as roe,  from all sorts of fish can be eaten with enjoyment  and are praised for their unique taste. In […]

Chicken Salad with Mango and Apple

There are hundreds of types of smørrebrød (open-face sandwiches) and new varieties are constantly being composed. Here is one of the newer ones. Mango, of course, is not a native to Denmark but a chicken salad sandwich is really good with fresh mango and mango chutney. The dressing in this sandwich calls for mayonnaise and […]

Open-face Sandwich with Salami, Aspic, Raw Onions and Cress

The Danes eat a lot of cold cuts and one of the most frequently sold cold cuts is salami. A must for this sandwich is lard as strange as it may seem. The Danes are a pork eating nation and there are more pigs in Denmark then people, about twice as many.  This open-face sandwich has got […]

Beef Steak with Horseradish Cream

The Danes have been eating open-face sandwiches for 175 years. It started around 1857 when workers were unable to go home for lunch. The Inns served leftovers from the day before. Innkeepers would place small pieces of meat and chicken on slices of bread. The bread served as a sort of plate and the bread absorbed the […]

Red Beet Tartare

Either you love them or you hate them, red beets . The Danes love red beets (most of them) and use them in soups, grated, in salads, cooked like other root vegetables,  baked, and made to juice. The most popular way to eat red beets is to perserve dem. They are filled with lots of nutrition such as fiber, C-vitamin […]