Smørrebrød is a Nordic open sandwich that’s missing one piece of sourdough rye bread, or rugbrød.
Nordic rye bread tastes quite different than US rye bread and doesn’t rely on caraway seeds for flavor, but on cracked whole grains, nuts and a sourdough starter. The result is a dense but soft, slightly sour, nutty bread that’s firm enough, with the assistance of butter, to hold seafood or meat and cheese. Various vegetables, pickles, onion, caviar, dill, lemon, capers or heavy cream are arranged artfully on top to garnish the smørrebrød.
Palægade is restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark that has classic Danish dishes and an extensive selection of colorful smørrebrød. Be sure to order the traditional Danish aquavit schnapps drink. Skål!
Palægade | Palægade 8, 1261 København, Denmark | +45 70 82 82 88