'Denmark' on Serious Eats

Meet Smørrebrød, the Best Sandwich You're Not Eating

Lined up in café windows, served in specialty restaurants, and packed into their very own lunch boxes, sandwiches are everywhere in Denmark. They're piled high with pickled herring, spoonfuls of sharp horseradish cream, and mounds of fresh shrimp. But forget what you think you know about sandwiches; these guys are in a different class entirely. Allow me to introduce you to Denmark's—and my—favorite meal: smørrebrød. More

Snapshots from Europe: Solæg, or Pickled Eggs

When drinking in watering holes in the border area between Germany and Denmark you'll often see a tall jar glass filled with rust-colored pickled eggs submerged in a slightly muddy-looking liquid on the table. In Denmark these are called "Solæg" and supposedly originated from the region of Southern Jutland (Jutland being the Danish peninsula connected to Northern Germany). More

Scandinavian Streetfood: Rød Pølse, the Essence of Danish Hot Dogs

Hot dogs. Probably the world's most popular fast food, and by far the ruler of Scandinavian street food. The three Scandinavian countries all have their own varieties and local traditions, but they all have one thing in common: They absolutely love hot dogs. From boiled to grilled, with or without condiments, homemade or bought at the local hotdog pusher; Scandinavians jump on every chance they get to grab a dog. More

Hot Dog of the Week: Danish Hot Dog

"The signature of the Danish Hot Dog is the mountain of crispy fried onions—pretty much exactly like the canned French fried onions." [Original artwork: Hawk Krall] Past Weeks' Dogs 24th & Passyunk TruckTexas TommyPhilly Dirty Water DogChicago Dog This week marks the first Hot Dog of the Week outside of North America. Unique hot dog styles are evolving on every corner of the planet. Brazil alone has three or four unique styles. Japan probably invented four new hot dogs while I wrote this article. European hot dog variations are extra fascinating because the dogs themselves are closer to the original German wieners, yet many of the serving styles and toppings are influenced by American hot dog variations. I was thrilled... More

In Videos: Beer Bottle Dominoes/Rube Goldberg Machine

Lots of empty beer bottles + lots of extra time + lots of space = beer bottle dominoes. In this video taken at Cafeen in Denmark, hundreds of bottles topple over, seemingly without any purpose, until the end when the last bottle falls over and it turns out it's a Rube Goldberg machine—which still means it doesn't have much of a purpose. But at least it looks cool and makes fun clinking sounds. Watch the video after the jump.... More

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