Category Archives: Open Faced Sandwiches

Open faced sandwiches are a Scandinavian tradition that has evolved into an artform. Enjoy colorful and tasty creations, and get wild with your ingredients.

Old-Style Danish Sandwich

During a recent trip to Denmark, we stopped at a local Inn in the old part of town. Just down the road from where H.C. Andersen grew up in fact, at Den Gamle Kro. There, we ordered a bunch of open-faces sandwiches, and for dessert I had this old-style stinky cheese open faced sandich. It’s so loaded you can’t see the bread. The cheese is stinky, and it comes with Mustard and a “Snaps” or Schnaps, on the side, which you pour over it before eating.

Old-Style Stinky Cheese Sandwich
Old-Style Stinky Cheese Sandwich

It really clears our your sinuses… Honestly, it was a bit much, but fun to try at least 🙂

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Garden Zucchini Carpaccio Sandwich

When we make our Garden Zucchini Carpaccio, we sometimes use it as a topping for an impromptu sandwich as well. Since the salad is not very wet, it lends itself perfectly to the bread, and the crunch from the fresh zucchini’s and radishes goes very well with a softer bread without crust.

Garden Zucchini Salad Sandwich
Garden Zucchini Salad Sandwich

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Lemon Avocado with Dukkah on Pita Bread

Super simple tasty mid-day treat, whip it up in 5 minutes flat for green happiness.

Lemon Avocado with Dukkah on Pita Bread
Lemon Avocado with Dukkah on Pita Bread

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Sandwich: Seared Tuna on Sjufrön Knäckebröd with Feta, Onion, and Soy/Wasabe Sauce

Sometimes we do crazy stuff to our sandwiches which doesn’t work out so well, like our infamous pasta-sandwich. If you don’t try it how would you know, right? This time we did crazy stuff, and it worked out wonderfully, although by any stretch of the imagination this sandwich should not have worked. Perhaps one really can’t do any evil with seared tuna….

Sandwich: Seared Tuna on Sjufrön Knäckebröd with Feta, Onion, and Soy/Wasabe Sauce
Sandwich: Seared Tuna on Sjufrön Knäckebröd with Feta, Onion, and Soy/Wasabe Sauce

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Meatball Sandwich With Homemade Sour Cream Dressing And Fried Sage

We’re not sure this is a classic Danish open faced sandwich in the sense that the toppings are a bit untraditional. Fried sage and Dukkah? That’s not what you would typically see in a Danish sandwich shop. But the concept is very typical: Meatball sandwiches are seen everywhere and classic toppings includes sweet pickles, lettuce and mushrooms. We just improvised on the theme, adding a bit of San Diego flair…

Meatball Sandwich
Meatball Sandwich

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Sandwich: Fried Fish Fillet With Remoulade

This past week one of this blogs co-founders celebrated his birthday and was given a party that in true Amazing Sandwich style. Anders was not only born in Denmark but spent most of his life there and it is his and that country’s commitment to the sandwich that served as the inspiration for our blog.  Denmark is the world that has transformed this humble meal to gourmet standards.  So it was only appropriate that Anders’ birthday be celebrated with an ode to the smørrebrød. So last week saw me scurrying about to purchase the necessary ingredients that would make Ida Davidsen proud. Ida Davidsen is the Grande Dame of Danish smørrebrød and operates a Michelin-starred restaurant devoted solely to this national dish. We planned on three of Anders’ favorite Danish smørrebrød: leverpostej (liver pate), Fiskefilet med remoulade (fillet of fish with remoulade) and frikadeller (meatballs). Today’s entry will be devoted to the fiskefilet. I know you are thinking – what could be so special about a fish fillet? Let me tell you my friend, this is no mere fish on bread. The preparation, construction and…  alone took me hours. We had 14 at our party and so in making for your own, you’ll need to adjust the ingredients accordingly.

Classic Danish fish-fillet open faced sandwich
Classic Danish fish-fillet open faced sandwich

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Zucchini Fritter Appetizer With Sun Dried Tomato

Once again, we had a refrigerator full of leftovers, so we decided to make a few appetizers for a midday snack. There is no great or deep background story, no childhood memories or frustrations. Just a simple appetizer.

Zucchini Fritter Sandwich With Sun Dried Tomatoes
Zucchini Fritter Sandwich With Sun Dried Tomatoes
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Hummus And Buffalo Mozzarella Sandwich

This is a simple sandwich for people in a rush (well, assuming you have the ingredients available). You need some hummus, and a bit of really good mozzarella, like this buffalo mozzarella which is smooth and creamy. We make our own hummus, which is a variation on this recipe: Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Hummus. This is a spicy hummus with cilantro and banana peppers instead of the sun-dried tomato basil.

Hummus And Buffalo Mozzarella Sandwich
Hummus And Buffalo Mozzarella Sandwich

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