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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Smørrebrød Danish Open Face Salami Sandwich for lunch or dinner. Spegepølse med Løg Sandwich

Years ago, one of our family members was a Butcher and he had his own Butcher Shop in Lendemarke (next to Stege). We regularly shopped at his Butcher Shop each week.  One of the cold cuts we purchased was his homemade salami. It was always fun visiting his shop and seeing the family.



My mother made our lunch every day.  A typical lunch was a salami open sandwich. Our family have happy memories sitting with each other, eating a salami open sandwich and talking together. Because we had salami in the house all of the time, it was one of our comfort foods to eat either for lunch or snack. When I think of a salami open face sandwich, it has that hyggelig feeling of coziness and happy family memories.

The open face salami Sandwich is very easy to make. This sandwich is a great way to learn to make your first open face sandwich. Most of the ingredients you probably have in your refrigerator. We made a YouTube video to show you to make a high top "Smørrebrød" (see below). 

Ingredients: 
* 1 piece of dark rye bread (rugbrød)
* butter (smør)
* 3 or 4 slices of salami (spegepølse)
* 3 or 4 slices of tomato (tomat)
* 6 or 8 raw onion ring slices (løg)
* 3 or 4 slices of cucumbers (agurker)


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Instructions:
As you may know that a buttered dark rye bread (rugbrød) is essentially the base for most of the famous Danish open sandwiches. So, first spread on the dark rye bread either margarine or a European style butter.  Layer the bread with 3 or 4 slices of salami.  Then add a slice of tomato then a slice of cucumber.  Then repeat layering the vegetables across the salami sandwich in the same order.  Then layer on top the sandwich with onion rings.  This layering creates the famous high top "Smørrebrød". You can use other variety of delicious toppings stacked on top of each other.

The sandwich has to be eaten with a knife and fork too. If you are having a formal Smørrebrød, we usually serve the salami open face sandwich on a Royal Copenhagen plate. We traditionally have Danish beer with the salami sandwich and say skål frequently!  We hope you enjoyed the video on how to make the Smørrebrød Danish Open Face Salami Sandwich video and recipe!

Food Trivia: Did you know that any breads containing wheat flour are not considered rugbrød, but white bread?

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