Smørrebrød – H.C. Andersen’s Favorit – Hans Christian’s Andersen’s favorite Open-faced Sandwich

In his dairy H. C. Andersen mentioned his favorite cold cuts, and this sandwich was created accordingly to what he preferred.


  • 1 slice of rye bread
  • butter
  • 4-6 slices of crisp bacon
  • 1-2 slices of liverwurst
  • slices of tomatoes
  • 1 slice of aspic (sky)
  • fresh grounded horseradish
  • chopped parsley
  1. First butter the rye bread.
  2. Place the slices of crisp bacon on the buttered rye bread from corner to corner.
  3. Add liverwurst to 1/2 of the bread
  4. Place slices of tomatoes (opposite) on the other 1/2 of the bread
  5. Place a slice of aspic on top of the liverwurst
  6. Add horseradish on top of the sandwich
  7. For both decoration and taste add parsley on top of the sandwich as the final touch
It’s that easy! If you desire to serve this as an appetizer, slice the bread into smaller pieces. This sandwich goes great with a Danish beer too
We usually set the table with a Royal Copenhagen plate, a fork, a knife and a glass for the beer. When we have a Danish celebration, we traditionally have Danish beer and schnapps with an open-faced sandwich and say Skål frequently!

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