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Open-Face Sandwiches / Smørbrød

Lettuce is placed on bread or crackers and topped with a piece of meat, a small fish, a sliced cooked egg or scrambled eggs, liver pâté, or a slice of cheese.

Open-Face Sandwiches / Smørbrød

Ingredients, Method & Procedure.

Sandwich ingredients:
Thickly sliced bread or rye crisp crackers
softened butter or margarine
toppings (meat, cheese, shrimp, sardines, smoked salmon)

The following ingredients can be used in various combinations as garnishes.
1 tomato
1 lemon, unpeeled
1 cucumber, unpeeled
2 radishes
2 hard-cooked eggs
1 green pepper

To prepare garnishes:
1) Cut tomato into thin wedges about 1/4-inch thick at the edge.

2) Wash lemon and cucumber thoroughly and use a sharp knife to slice them as thinly as possible. Make a slit from the edge up to the center of each slice. (The cut edges will be twisted in opposite directions when placed on a sandwich)

3) Thinly slice radishes and hard-cooked eggs. Clean out and cut green pepper in narrow strips about 2 inches long.

4) Sprinkle a bit of paprika on the yolks of some of the egg slices. Cover garnishes with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you are ready to assemble the sandwiches.

Sandwich toppings:
1 7-oz. can of sardines or herring (enough for 7 sandwiches)
1 7-oz. can of tiny cooked shrimp (enough for 5 sandwiches)
boiled ham, thinly sliced (1 slice per sandwich)
smoked salmon (1 slice per sandwich)
2 scrambled eggs (enough for 6 sandwiches)
hard cheese such as Jarlsberg or Swiss (2 slices per sandwich)

1. Gather all your ingredients together.

2. Spread a little butter or mayonnaise thinly on each slice of bread and cover the bread with a lettuce leaf.

3. Add toppings. Arrange the ham or smoked salmon so that there is a fold in the middle. Use a variety of hard cheeses for eye and taste appeal.

4. Put the garnishes on the sandwiches. There is no “right way” to put the filling and garnishes together. The enjoyable part of sandwich making is experimenting with different arrangements.

Tasty sandwich combinations:
3 sardines, egg slice, green pepper strip, lemon twist
3 herring, egg slice, lemon twist, dill weed
spoonful of shrimp, mayonnaise, cucumber and lemon twisted together, radish slices
boiled ham, egg slice, tomato wedge, cucumber twist
smoked salmon, egg slice, tomato wedge, green pepper strip
cheese, tomato wedge, green pepper strip
scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, dill weed
tomato wedge, cucumber slices, radish slices, green pepper strips
spoonful of shrimp, scrambled eggs, cheese, boiled ham

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Makes 1 to 8 sandwiches

Posted by :   John Martin   on   Sunday, May 30, 2010

Categories :   Norwegian   |   Sandwich


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