Recipe for Smørrebrød


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Smørrebrød is an open sandwich popular in Denmark, although it can also be found in Norwegian and Swedish cuisine. This sandwich consists of bread, which is usually dark bread, and cold additions such as cold meat, herring, sandwich spread, cheese and vegetable additions. The smørrebrød sandwich can be served as an appetizer, dinner or as a snack. The recipe for the smørrebrød sandwich below is simple and the sandwich itself is easy to prepare. This sandwich has herring, avocado, radish and egg. I used egg, avocado and radish both to make the sandwich spread and to garnish the sandwich.

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Recipe for Smørrebrød
Smørrebrød sandwich

Ingredients for Smørrebrød.

  • 4 brown loaf slices
  • 2 herrings in oil
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 big radish
  • a small bunch of dill
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice + extra
  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper + a pinch
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
Recipe for Smørrebrød
Smørrebrød sandwich

How to make Smørrebrød.

Wash the radish, dry it with a paper towel, and cut it into thin slices. Cut four slices of hard-boiled eggs and put them aside, chop the rest and put it in a bowl. Drizzle the avocado with lemon juice, then cut half of the avocado into cubes, and add it to the eggs in the bowl. Cut the remaining half of the avocado into slices and set it aside for later. Dry the herrings with a paper towel, and cut them into fairly thick pieces. Add mayonnaise, pepper and salt to the ingredients in the bowl, and mix. Spread the paste from the bowl onto the bread and garnish the top with slices of herring, egg, radish, avocado and dill sprigs. Additionally, sprinkle the tops of the sandwiches with pepper and drizzle with lemon juice.

Recipe for Smørrebrød
Smørrebrød sandwich

Good to know when making Smørrebrød.

I boiled the eggs for 9 minutes. I used “L” size eggs.

Do you like dishes with herring? If so, try our recipe for Herring with spices.

Recipe for Smørrebrød
Smørrebrød sandwich
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