Authentic recipes/ideas for Denmark?
- GlobalTable Dec 7, 2010 06:22 AM
In my Adventure of cooking one meal for every country in the world, I'm finally getting to Denmark. (It has taken almost a year to get through A-C lol)
Anyway, I'm gathering ideas for Denmark. I saw Smorrebrod listed and would be thrilled to try 1-2 variants of this open faced sandwich.
What else would you recommend?
I typically like to do tasty, simple recipes that a mom with a toddler (me) can handle :)
Thanks Zuriga! I found the famous meatball - Frikadeller... I will definitely make that! Sounds like a classic.
I also found Danish Apple Cake - Æblekage - looks super tasty. Seems as though there are two versions - one like a cake and one like a trifle. It seems like both are authentic, although the cake one is more common I think.
If you want to have Danish Smørrebrød I would highly recommend the following:
- Marinated hearing as mentioned (either a the regular version or the curry version)
- Leverpostej (danish style pate made from pigs lever) and topped with butter sauteed mushrooms and bacon.
- Frikkadelle with pickles.
all of the above requires danish style black bread made from rye though.
A classical weekday dish that is easy to make and to freeze is: Boller i Karry (meatballs in curry sauce served with rice) a Danish dinner table classic.
Another one would be: Hakkebøf med brun sovs (a minced beef patty, served with potatos, sauteed onions and gravy) a bit on the heavy side...
For dessert one of the most Danish things I can think about is: Rød grød med fløde - basically a poridge made of various red berries (so you can make it with whatever you can find) and a little bit of cream poured on top (milk can be used if you want a lighter version)
These are just some of the many nice things I could think of :)