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Scandinavian traditional sandwiches with meat and fish topped with pickles, roasted beets and lemon by ilonaspassion.com I @ilonaspassion
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5 from 3 votes


Scandinavian open faced sandwich Smorrebrod with herring, salmon, egg. deli meats and liver pate.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: Denmark
Keyword: open faced sandwiches, smorrebrod
Servings: 6
Calories: 377kcal
Author: Ilona


  • 6 slices rye bread
  • 3 1/2 tsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 hard boiled egg sliced
  • 1 radish sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. green onion
  • 2 Tbsp. liver pate
  • 3 mushrooms small, sliced
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 slices pork meat roll
  • 2 slices red onion
  • 2 Tbsp. watercress or other micro greens
  • 3 slices smoked salmon
  • 2 slices lemon
  • 1 tsp. dill chopped
  • 2 slices roast beef
  • 1 tsp. horseradish
  • 2 pickles sliced
  • 2 pickled herrings in vinegar or oil
  • 1 slice pickled beet
  • 1 tsp. salt optional


  • Prepare 6 slices of rye bread. Smear with about 1/2 tsp. butter on each slice.
  • First Sandwich: place slices of egg and radish. Top with green onions. Add some salt if required.
  • Second Sandwich: smear the bread with liver pate. In a small frying pan melt 1/2 teaspoon butter. Add sliced mushrooms. Cook on low-medium heat for about 5 minutes until cooked. Remove from the pan and add on the top of liver pate. Add bacon strips to the frying pan. Cook on low-medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and crumble. Add it on top of mushrooms.
  • Third Sandwich: put roll meat with slices of red onion and watercress (or other micro green).
  • Fourth Sandwich: put slices of salmon, top it with lemon and fresh dill.
  • Fifth Sandwich: put roast beef slices, smear horseradish on the beef and top it with sliced pickle.
  • Sixth Sandwich: cut herring into small pieces. Put on the sandwich, add sliced pickle and beet.


Please understand that nutrition is approximate since each sandwich is different.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 1185mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1850IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 2.8mg