Smørbrød with Pickled Herring, Egg Salad, a Tangle of Watercress, and Dill
February 19, 2020
My childhood is studded with taste memories influenced by my Norwegian heritage.
The Norwegian brown goat cheese called geitost.
I realize now that my childhood taste palate was not normal for a child in America, nor is that of my kids. We all enjoy the bold flavors of our heritage. Even if you don’t like the bracing flavor of pickled herring on its own, I hope this smørbrød will help you discover the merits of this classic Scandinavian delicacy. The egg salad, while rich in its own subtle way, complements the punchy flavor of the pickled herring. This is a delightful updated version of a classic.
Tell me: What are YOUR favorite Nordic flavors? And what smørbrød varieties do you return to time and time again?