Danish Æbleflæsk 

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Today I’ve got another Comfort Food for you! It’s one of the oldest Danish dishes from the middle of the 18th century. There are different types of recipes that are prepared locally – and in its own style and variation.

Both have the two basic elements in the dish are apples and thick slices of streaky pork – which at that time either was preserved by smoking,salting or air-drying, to last for over one year. When the industrialisation period started in the 19th century -and many peasants moved to the bigger cities for work – the “Æbleflæsk” dish followed with the new inhabitants – and slowly the Apple Pork became very popular among them too.

Today the tasty and mouth watering “Æbleflæsk” is turned into a national winter supplement and recipe – that is enjoyed by nearly every Dane at wintertime – especially at Christmas time.

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Smørrebrød

Hey ho everyone!

What dish comes first to your mind, if someone asks you for danish dishes? I’d think of  smørrebrød! If you don know smørrebrød or open faced sandwich, it’s a buttered rye bread and decorated with all types of toppings.

There are so many different potions of food items as cold cuts – pieces of meat or fish – various paste – salad dressings and cheese. “Smørrebrød” is normally served together with the famous Danish beer and snaps.

This one is a really easy recipe. Just take  some rye bread slices, butter them and fully cover with the basic entrées of either vegetables – seafood or meat choices – and then the many types of tasty topping creations – which altogether is in great harmony with the rest of all the delicious food items on the sandwich.

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