Egg and Ham Sandwich with Green Sauce / Egg og Skinke Smørbrød med Grønn Saus

A delicate sandwich found in “Varme Småretter”
(Small Hot Dishes) published by Gyldendal in 1991

Egg and Ham Sandwich with Green Sauce / Egg og Skinke Smørbrød med Grønn Saus

This dish can be served as light lunch or a small evening meal. You may want to toast the white bread slices in your  toaster instead of frying them in butter in the frying pan.

000_england_recipe_marker_nytraditional badge sandwich_flat000_norway_recipe_marker_ny

Advertisements

Hot Chicken Sandwich / Varmt Kyllingsmørbrød

A lunch or evening meal recipe found in
“Fjærfe på Menyen” (Poultry on the Menu)
published by Den Norske Bokklubben i 1984

Hot Chicken Sandwich / Varmt Kyllingsmørbrød

000_england_recipe_marker_nytraditional badge poultry000_norway_recipe_marker_ny

Puff Pastry Shells with Seafood Stew / Butterdeigskjell med Fiskestuing

A personal favourite from “Varme Småretter”
(Hot Snacks) published by Gyldendal in 1991

Puff Pastry Shells with Seafood Stew / Butterdeigskjell med Fiskestuing

This was often part of the Saturday evening family gathering at our cabin outside Oslo when I was a child. This recipe is exactly the same as my mother used and I still use, though I’m a bit heavier on the curry  than she was. I am so fond of this that I know the recipe by heart- Ted

This is a very popular starter for big parties. The safest is to order the shells in good time in a bakery or in the grocery store. Filled shells can be served as hot dishes on a smörgåsbord or as a separate dish with friend gatherings. Calculate two shells for each serving. The fish puddings can be exchanged with tiny fish balls and the prawns with crayfish tails.

000_england_recipe_marker_nytraditional badge seafood000_norway_recipe_marker_ny

Stuffed Rolls / Fylte Rundstykker

A quick recipe found in  “Mat for Travle” (Food for People in a Hury) utgitt av Hjemmets Kokebokklubb i 1982
Stuffed Rolls / Fylte Rundstykker

000_england_recipe_marker_nytraditional badge lunch000_norway_recipe_marker_ny

Mushroom Omelet / Soppomelett

A delicious lunch recipe found in “Lær Mer om Sopp”
(Learn More About Mushrooms) utgitt av BAMA gruppen i 1982

Mushroom Omelet / Soppomelett

Omelets is the perfect snack no matter what time of day it is. If you got a pack of eggs in your fridge you can make one in a matter of minutes. You can make a plain omelet or fill it with just about anything. It must be among the most versatile dishes in the world – Ted

000_england_recipe_marker_ny000_norway_recipe_marker_ny

Pâté de Campagne – French Pâté / Fransk Postei

A classic French pâté recipe found in “Berømte Retter”
(Famoud Dishes) published by
Ernst G Mortensens Forlag in 1970

Paté de campagne_post_ill

The principle of a French pâtés – a mixture of meat (or fish), herbs, lard, wine etc., cooked in a casserole dish or in a puff pastry – was launched in France as early as the Middle Ages. The best and finest pâtés comes from South West France – Perigord and Armagnac. The trick to making a pâté consists in finding good harmony and balance between taste and aroma. A good pâté will not taste significantly of just one ingredient, but should be an aromatic, indefinable whole.

These pâtés are always eaten cold, it makes the favours come together the best. A pâté should preferably be made the day before it is to be served. It can be stored for up to one week in the refrigerator and served as an appetizer, an evening meal or as sandwich spread.

000_england_recipe_marker_nytraditional badge french_flat000_norway_recipe_marker_ny

Toast à la Amsterdam / Amsterdamer Toast

A delicious toast recipe found in “Matglede Som Aldri Før”
(Joy of Food Like Never Before) published by
Skaninavisk Press as in 1977

amsterdamer toast_post

If you have followed this blog for some time you might have noticed that I’m more than usually fond of sandwiches and toasts. Well, here’s another one _ Ted 😉

000_england_recipe_marker_nytraditional badge snack_flat000_norway_recipe_marker_ny

Cabaret / Kabaret

A classic Scandinavian recipe found at Jacobs.noCabaret_post

A traditional dish from Scandinavian smorgasbords. usually served with fresh white bread and remulade sauce. Cabaret was frequently on the coffee table on the weekends in my childhood home. Usually we ate it while we watching the weekend entertainment on television.

I must confess that I’ve never made it myself or even eaten it since, although I enjoyed it a lot back then – Ted 🙂

000_england_recipe_marker_ny000_norway_recipe_marker_ny

Crêpes à la Prince Bertil / Crêpes à la Prince Bertil

 A recipe from the recipe collection “Spennenede Mat”
(Exiting Food) published in 1980
crêpes à la prins bertil_post

Prince Bertil of Sweden is a member of the Swedish Gastronomic Academy. He likes to cook and has even invented several delicious dishes. This little stuffed pancake is one of the favorites of his.

000_recipe_eng000_recipe_nor

The Ladies’ Delight / Damernas Förtjusning

A hot sandwich recipe from “Stora Boken om Smörgåsar og Smörgåstårtor” (The Big Book on Sandwiches and Sandwichcakes) published by ICA förlag in 1985damernas förtjusning_post

traditional badge snack_flatThis is a Swedish hot sandwich that seems to be particularly popular among the ladies. Why I don’t know, I have never been on friendly terms with a Swedish lady long enough to find out. If there are any Swedish ladies out there, please help us and reveal this mysetry – Ted 😉

000_recipe_eng000_recipe_sve

Paris Sandwiches / Parisersmörgåsar

A classic Scandinavian hot sandwich recipe found in
“Stora Boken om Smörgåssr och Smörgåstårtor”
(The Big Book on Sandwiches and Sandwichcakes)
published by ICA Bokförlag in 1984

parisersmörgåsar_post

You’ll find variations of the recipe for this sandwich all over Scandinavia. In my mind this is one of the very best of them – Ted

000_recipe_eng000_recipe_sve

Fish and Chips / Fisk og Pommes Frites

A recipe from “The Cooking of the British Isles”
published by Time/Life in 1970

fish and chips_post

traditional badge british_flatI’m a real sucker for good fish and ships. For me, rounding off the day on holiday in Britain, nothing beats a few pints of traditional bitter in a nice pub  and then picking up a serving of fish and chips on the way back to the hotel or bed’n’breakfast. I’m a simple soul, I know – Ted 😉

000_recipe_eng000_recipe_nor

Flûte Bernando

An evening snack found in the “Småretter og Salater”
(Snacks and Salads) part of the Danish
International food encyclopedia MENU published in 1975

flûte bernardo_post

I’m not quite sure where that ever so French name on this evening snack comes from, it looks very Danish to me. A baguette, some cheese and a little sausage and any Dane can put together a mouth watering dish, perfect company for a dew fresh Tuborg or a Carlsberg – Ted

000_recipe_eng000_recipe_dan

Fine Liver Pâté / Fin Leverpostei

A recipe from “Kalv- og Oksekjøtt” (Veal and Beef)
published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979
fin leverpostei_post

traditional badge2This pâté makes a delicious evening meal served with crispy bacon, pickled gherkins and beets, roasted onions and a mushroom salad with paprika, parsley, oil/vinegar marinade and baguettes or wholemeal bread.

000_recipe_eng000_recipe_nor

In Context:
Liver pâté has been staple sandwich spread for children here in Norway since long before I was a kid back in the fifties and sixties and ads for the different commercially produced pâtés are blatantly geared towards children and their parents, claiming liver pâté keeps the children fit and makes them strong. The oldest product has even for decades had a picture of a child on the lid on their tins.

leverpostei01

I’m a good example that this kind of advertising works, I still greatly enjoy a sanwich spread with the same liver pâté I ate as a child (the one pictured here). Of course with pickled gherkins or beets as my mother would make them back then. There are a lot of good memories in good food – Ted  😉

Bratwürst in Beer / Bratwürst i Øl

A recipe from “Mat for Ølvenner” (Food for Beer Lovers)
published in 1987

bratwurst_post_thumb[2]

A cookbook about beer without a recipe from Germany would be unthinkable, so why not just choose “Bratwürst mit Sauerkraut und Apfel”? In Germany, people are much better at using a splash of beer in the food and a few glasses of the same when the dish is done than people are most other places.

000_recipe_eng000_recipe_nor