Swedish egg-anchovy sandwich called Gubbröra

I happen to love dill in my recipes and grow it in my yard. Dill grows pretty easy and I use it on my sandwiches, with scrambled eggs, and on potatoes. Recently, I have been making Swedish recipes that includes dill.  Here is one of Swedish famous dishes that has dill as a garnish. This Swedish egg-anchovy sandwich is easy to make with simple ingredients. Gubbröra translates to Old Man’s Mix.

Gubbröra is one of Swedish famous dishes.  This Swedish egg-anchovy sandwich is easy to make and called Gubbröra means Old Man’s Mix.  The Swedish anchovies are actually sprats or in Swedish called skarpsill.  However, if you are not able to find skarpsill then regulary anchovies are great with the egg sandwich. 

Swedish Egg and Anchovy Salad on Crispbread Recipe


  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 3 anchovies
  • 1 egg yolk
  • lemon wedges 🍋 
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • fresh dill for garnish
  • chopped dill
  • chopped chives
  • chopped red onion
  • crisp bread

🐟 Instructions:

  1. Chop up hard boiled eggs. 
  2. Cut the dill and chives very finely. 
  3. Place everything in a bowl together with the pepper and egg yolk. Mix them together. 
  4. Chop the anchovy filets and blend in. 
  5. Mix everything together and serve cold. 
  6. This traditional Swedish egg-anchovy salad is served either on crispbread or on a thin slice of round dark bread. 
  7. Garnish with fresh dill and a lemon wedge on the side. 🍽️ 

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Smørrebrød Danish potato anchovy open faced sandwich. Inspired by dish called Jansson’s Temptation

Recently, we made the Jansson’s Temptation dish and we were inspired to make a potato anchovy open faced sandwich.  This delicious potato anchovy open faced sandwich is great for either lunch or dinner. 

The open sandwich recipe below is a tall sandwich because of the layers of colorful toppings.  To give the sandwich a little extra color and a yummy twist  we garnished with some fresh radishes too


Below are a few ingredients to make an absolutely delicious anchovy sandwich. 


  • 1 piece of rye bread
  • European style butter
  • 2 tablespoons of sour cream
  • chopped chives
  • 6 pieces of anchovies
  • 4-6 slices of cold potatoes (depending on the size)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of caviar
  • fresh radish as garnish 
  • chopped parsley or dill for taste & decoration 


  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 4-6 slices of cold potatoes.
  3. Then, mix in a small bowl a nice large spoonful of sour cream with chopped chives.This topping goes great with the anchovies.
  4. Next add on top of the potatoes a large spoonful of the sour cream chive topping. 
  5. Lay 5 or 6 pieces of anchovies across the sour cream. 
  6. Sprinkle capers across the center of the sandwich
  7. Finally for garnish add parsley and fresh radishes on the side.  

It’s that easy! 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.

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