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Danish Sardine and Onion Smørrebrød

Danish Sardine and Onion Smørrebrød - TheRecipe.Website
Written by SamsonLee

Danish Sardine and Onion Smørrebrød is a simple open sandwich of pickled herring, onion, olives and lemon slices.  It sounds simple but the flavour is amazing.  A simple and different open sandwich – This is one of the more popular smørrebrød in Denmark. I enjoy pickled herring, but it can have a very strong fishy taste. The pickling process gives the herring a sweetness that compliments the fish perfectly but can be an acquired taste. This is a superb breakfast recipe or a light lunch but would recommend not kissing anyone straight after. I normally just have this with a green tea.

Danish Sardine and Onion Smørrebrød - TheRecipe.Website

Danish Sardine and Onion Smørrebrød

A Danish open sandwich that is very easy to make without losing the flavours.
4.69 from 35 votes
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Course: Sandwiches, Snacks
Cuisine: Danish
Keyword: Bread, Seafood
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 59kcal



  • Spread the bread with butter, being careful to cover the bread completely.
  • Divide the sardines and olives between the pieces of bread and top each with a slice of onion.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of fresh herb.


It is best to use pimiento stuffed green olives for the flavour to compliment the herring. Just give them a slice


Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 114mg | Cholesterol: 40mg | Calories: 59kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Fat: 3g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 0.01g