Roast Beef, Remoulade & Fried Onions Open-Face Sandwich

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!

See Karen Grete preparing this delicious smørrebrød 
on our YouTube video

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. 

  1. When you are ready to make this smørrebrød, the first thing to do is butter a piece of dark Danish rye bread.
  2. Lay across the rye bread either 3 to 4 slices of roast beef.Depending on the size of the roast beef.
  3. 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.
  4. Next add on top of the remoulade a large spoonful of homemade Danish fried onions which gives the sandwich a perfect savory flavor.  
  5. Add a slice of pickle fanned out. 
  6. 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. 

Thumbs up for open-faced sandwiches!

Be sure to send me pictures of YOUR open-faced sandwiches.


Karen Grete and Heidi
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