How to Make the Best Danish Smorrebrod

smorrebrod sandwich


  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Cooking Method: No Cooking
  • Recipe Cuisine: Danish


  • 4Rye bread or Pumpernickel
  • 2teaspoonDairy Butter
  • 1-2lettuce leaves
  • 3slicesEsrom Cheese
  • 4small tomato
  • 1cupspring onion rings
  • 1teaspooncayenne pepper
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepperto taste
  • 3slicessalami
  • 1-2small gherkins
  • 3red onion rings
  • 1teaspoonfresh parsley
  • 1-2teaspoonsmayonnaise
  • 2-3slicessmoked salmon
  • 8slicescucumber
  • 1slicelemon
  • 1boiled egg
  • 2-3slicessmall avocado
  • 2teaspoonsfresh lemon juice
  • 2-3tomato wedges
  • 1tablespoonfresh coriander or parsley leaves
  • 1/4teaspoonblack pepper

The Danish Smorrebrod or open-faced sandwiches are, without a doubt, the most delicious sandwiches you will ever eat. The combination is easy to put together, super-fast, eye-catching in appearance, versatile, and mouthwatering.  The Danish Smorrebrod can be served as a fancy-looking party snack or as a busy night main course. You are going to love it.

The word “Smor” means butter, and “Brod” is bread in Danish. The thing that makes this buttered bread so special is the incredibly delicious ingredients. Topping and garnishes are really important for this recipe. Here are the top four combinations of flavors for a fantastic danish Smorrebrod.


Step 1

To make a  delicious Danish Smorrebrod, first, choose your work surface. Place the bread slice on it, use Dairy Butter to butter it generously, and give it a moist and soft texture. Add the lettuce leaves,  Esrom Cheese slices, and tomato rings to the buttered bread. Sprinkle the tomatoes with some salt, black/cayenne pepper, and top that with a tablespoon of chopped spring onion rings.
The combination of the flavorful Esrom Cheese with fresh vegetables elevates this regular cheese sandwich to a delicious, fancy snack.

Step 2

For a salami sandwich, you need a thick layer of butter spread on your bread to expand the buttery, chewy sensation. Top the bread with thin and rolled slices of your favorite salami and cherry tomato wedges. Season the tomatoes with some salt and pepper. For the final touch, garnish it with finely diced fresh parsley, chopped gherkins, and some red onion rings. Dust some cayenne pepper over it.

Step 3

Spread 2 tablespoons of mayo on your bread, top that with slices of fresh crunchy cucumber, season it with some salt, and add thinly rolled slices of the smoked salmon, side it with a slice of fresh lemon. Dust it with some chopped spring onions, and cayenne pepper.

Step 4

Mash the avocado with 1 teaspoon of butter, and spread it on your bread. Top that with waxy boiled egg slices, and cherry tomatoes wedges. For a hearty garnish, add some fresh coriander or parsley leaves and spring onion rings. A sprinkle of ground black pepper and some fresh lemon juice make everything perfect.

Step 5

Choose a large platter for serving your open-faced sandwiches. This colorful Danish Smorrebrod looks tastier if you side it with some grilled potatoes and serve it with different sauces.

Cooking Notes

For a cheese-based danish Smorrebrod, you can have your favorite cheese on the bread. Still, Esrom Cheese with its elastic, buttery, and aromatic bold flavor is absolutely the best choice for a tasty sandwich sided with a refreshing drink.

It would be best if you eat this sandwich with a fork and a knife, to avoid the ingredients from falling on the plate. Also, in its original serving, you should start with seafood, then go for the meat, and your last choice is a cheese-based sandwich.


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