Smørrebrød means “butter bread,” so don’t forget that most basic combination!

Begin with a base of hearty rye bread, add you favorite local seasonal items, and wash it all down with Akvavit. The Danes eat these gorgeous open face sandwiches (pronounced smuhr broht) starting with pickled herring, moving to a milder fish, then to meats and cheeses, and finally to vegetables. Here we’ve designed a few local versions to get you started.

Want To Make Your Own Danish Rye Bread?
We have a great recipe to try!