10 recipes that make it good to be Norwegian in Norway

Denmark is the favorite holiday country of many Norwegians. According to Statistics Norway, more than 830,000 Norwegians went on holiday to Denmark in the summer before the pandemic hit.

Among the temptations we find the many beaches and family parks in Jutland, the continental experiences in Copenhagen – and not least the sumptuous Danish breakfasts with open sandwiches, mouth-watering pastries and the Danish specialty brunsviger.

Yes, because you knew that the breakfast of the Danes is what is called lunch or breakfast?

But while there are still infection restrictions hampering this year’s Danish holiday, there is a good alternative: let the food bring the Danish holiday feeling back to your home in Norway!

– Invite friends home for a real Danish breakfast, with Danish flags on the table and Kim Larsen in the speaker. Then you can import the Danish and nice holiday home to Norway says Torunn Nordbø, department head of the Bread and Cereals Information Office, in a press release.

Here are the recipes that bring a taste of Denmark to Norway:

Delicious Danish open sandwiches signed by celebrity chef Ole Martin Alfsen.  Breaded fish and shrimp are classic tall sandwiches and are perfect as a dinner dish.  Photo: brodogkorn.no

Delicious Danish open sandwiches signed by celebrity chef Ole Martin Alfsen. Breaded fish and shrimp are classic tall sandwiches and are perfect as a dinner dish. Photo: brodogkorn.no

The herring sandwich is a delicious sandwich with wholemeal bread, boiled eggs, herring and potatoes, apple, rocket salad and parsley.  Enjoy it for lunch or dinner.  Photo: brodogkorn.no

The herring sandwich is a delicious sandwich with wholemeal bread, boiled eggs, herring and potatoes, apple, rocket salad and parsley. Enjoy it for lunch or dinner. Photo: brodogkorn.no

Big rye bread with homemade liver pate is a sandwich suitable for lunch, packed lunch and Christmas.  Serve with beet salad and bacon.  Photo: brodogkorn.no

Big rye bread with homemade liver pate is a sandwich suitable for lunch, packed lunch and Christmas. Serve with beet salad and bacon. Photo: brodogkorn.no

Danish rye bread has been an everyday food in our neighboring country for over 1000 years.  The bread has a characteristic bitter taste and goes well with liver pate and bacon.  Photo: brodogkorn.no

Danish rye bread has been an everyday food in our neighboring country for over 1000 years. The bread has a characteristic bitter taste and goes well with liver pate and bacon. Photo: brodogkorn.no

Sunflower rolls are delicious yeast baked from coarse whole rye, wheat flour, and sunflower seeds that you serve with cold cuts or as wrap bread for dinner.  Photo: brodogkorn.no

Sunflower rolls are delicious yeast baked from coarse whole rye, wheat flour, and sunflower seeds that you serve with cold cuts or as wrap bread for dinner. Photo: brodogkorn.no

Once you have a love affair with proper pastries, there's no turning back.  And if they are also homemade.  Photo: brodogkorn.no

Once you have a love affair with proper pastries, there’s no turning back. And if they are also homemade. Photo: brodogkorn.no

Brunsviger is the taste of Denmark.  Delicious sweet yeast cake with a brown sugar and butter sinful sugar glaze.  Serve it chilled, and preferably a little warm.  Photo: brodogkorn.no

Brunsviger is the taste of Denmark. Delicious sweet yeast cake with a brown sugar and butter sinful sugar glaze. Serve it chilled, and preferably a little warm. Photo: brodogkorn.no

A soft cake doesn't have to be round.  Here is a square soft cake made from a sugar loaf that we baked in a loaf pan.  Simple and practical, and always so good!  With such a shape, it is easier to make a cupcake.  We were inspired by the strawberry cakes of the Danes - and made a soft cake with strawberries in cream.  Photo: brodogkorn.no

A soft cake doesn’t have to be round. Here is a square soft cake made from a sugar loaf that we baked in a loaf pan. Simple and practical, and always so good! With such a shape, it is easier to make a cupcake. We were inspired by the strawberry cakes of the Danes – and made a soft cake with strawberries in cream. Photo: brodogkorn.no

Rye crumb ice cream is the best ice cream in the world.  Crispy and sweet.  It takes time to do, but it's definitely worth the wait.  Photo: brodogkorn.no

Rye crumb ice cream is the best ice cream in the world. Crispy and sweet. It takes time to do, but it’s definitely worth the wait. Photo: brodogkorn.no

The hard rolls with wheat flour, durum wheat and fine whole rye are tasty and decorative rolls that young and old will enjoy at lunchtime.  Photo: brodogkorn.no

The hard rolls with wheat flour, durum wheat and fine whole rye are tasty and decorative rolls that young and old will enjoy at lunchtime. Photo: brodogkorn.no

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