Food, Glorious Food,
What else is there to live for?
Because the damp coast is so pathetic when it comes to Danish food – unless you make it yourself – it’s an incredible treat to come to a country where everything is readily available. Here is the food I’m hoping to get to while in DK.
Imagine a world where you could just pick up a package of frikadeller (Danish pork meat balls) in any size you could possibly want at any grocery store. It usually takes me about 1 ½ hours to prepare frikadeller from a pound of ground meat. Then I have to package it in smaller portions and freeze them.
A hot dog with all the fixin’s from an old school pølse vogn, (hot dog stand).
So in the first week all I could find as what they call a French hot dog – a long European wiener stuffed into a hollowed out baguette with stuff in it.
Then, I finally noticed it. An old school hot dog ‘hut’. It served all the favourites. You could get everything from a simple long wiener with just a squirt of ketchup and mustard on a plate up to the deluxe hot dog wrapped in bacon served on a bun with the works.
Ice Cream in a Waffle Cone
An old fashioned ice cream in a waffle cone with guf and jam.
To be fair, I’ve had the ultimate old fashioned ice cream in Legoland so everything else might pale in comparison.
I love smørrebrød, but I do have my favourites.
My all time fave is Stjerneskud – shooting star. It consists of pan fried fillet of plaice on rye bread. It’s topped with steamed fish or smoked salmon, shrimp, caviar and remoulade sauce.
But who am I kidding? I love all types of smørrebrød. Well maybe not Vet’s supper (salted beef), but most of them.
- Leverpostej with crumbled bacon and sautéed mushrooms
- Shrimp with caviar and fresh mayonnaise
- Gravlax with sweet mustard sauce
- Pickled herring with mustard sauce or curry sauce or sour cream sauce or just straight up
In the bad old days, a fløde bolle was just marshmallow guf on a crisp wafer covered in Chocolate. Now they’ve become high art and the flavours and variations are amazing. I want to try licorice, raspberry, caramel, with nuts, with coconut – well you get the picture.