When I was a child and my parents would have a lunch party, they would set up a smørrebrød table. Often they served the Danish roast beef open-face sandwich with homemade Danish fried onions and Danish remoulade sauce. This classic sandwich was always a sure-fire crowd pleaser. It was and still is a completely delicious treat!
Below are a few ingredients to make an absolutely delicious sandwich.
- 1 piece of rye bread
- European style butter
- 4 slices of roast beef
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of homemade remoulade sauce
- 1 dill pickle
- homemade Danish fried onions
- parsley for garnish
Before you get started to prepare the sandwich you will need to do a little prep work and make a couple of the toppings (pålæg). You will need to prepare the Danish remoulade sauce and the Danish fried onions in advance.
- When you are ready to make this smørrebrød, the first thing to do is butter a piece of dark Danish rye bread.
- Lay across the rye bread either 3 to 4 slices of roast beef.Depending on the size of the roast beef.
- Then, add a nice large spoonful of remoulade sauce on top of the roast beef. This rich mayonnaise remoulade sauce adds a delicious flavor to this sandwich.
- Next add on top of the remoulade a large spoonful of homemade Danish fried onions which gives the sandwich a perfect savory flavor.
- Add a slice of pickle fanned out.
- Finally for garnish add parsley on the side
It’s that easy! This sandwich goes great with enjoy with lager beer too. We usually set the table with a Royal Copenhagen plate, a fork, a knife and a glass for the beer.
Be sure to send me pictures of YOUR open-faced sandwiches.
Karen Grete and Heidi
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