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Seeking Danish Delicacies in the Hinterland

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My Danish Food Wish List

Food, Glorious Food,

What else is there to live for?

Oliver Twist

Danish Food

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.

Frikadeller

Frikadeller

Package of ready made Frikadeller

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.

Pølser

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.

Ice Cream with Guf

Ice Cream with Guf, Julseminde – But where’s the jam!?!?!

To be fair, I’ve had the ultimate old fashioned ice cream in Legoland so everything else might pale in comparison.

Smørrebrød

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
Herring

Herring of every shape, variety and taste. (sigh)

Fløde Boller

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.

 

One Comment

  1. Dear Sharole,

    I finally have time to find and read your posts. Do you have any idea how much you are making me long for some of the real danish food you have found with noted difficulty at times!!!? Don’t even try to guess!!! The traditional waffle cone you had at LegoLand brought back more fond memories! They are soooo large. I never thought I would be able to devour all of my first one. However I certainly did and on every subsequent trip (11) I never failed to enjoy at least a couple during my usual 3 week stay. I hope you are enjoying yourself to the fullest! I’m not sure of the date of your return to boring cuisine but I think it might be any day.
    Tante~~Doreen!