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Roast Beef Smørrebrød with Danish Remoulade and Crispy Shallots

A classic Danish Smørrebrød (Nordic open sandwich) featuring hearty rye bread, roast beef, curry remoulade sauce and crispy shallots.
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Course: lunch. Danish, smørrebrød
Cuisine: Danish, Nordic, Scandinavian
Keyword: open sandwich, remoulade, roast beef sandwich, smørrebrød
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 open sandwiches
Calories: 367kcal
Author: Kristi


For the Smørrebrød:

  • 4 thin slices dense rye bread such as rugbrød
  • Butter for spreading preferably salted
  • A handful or two of baby arugula leaves or other small lettuces
  • 8-10 slices roast beef thinly sliced
  • Danish Remoulade recipe follows
  • Crispy Fried Shallots or store bought cripsy onions, such as the Lars brand

For the Danish Remoulade:

  • ½ cup prepared mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons skyr or greek yogurt
  • 1 heaping teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon capers coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickles finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • ¾ teaspoon curry powder


  • Prepare the Danish Remoulade:  Combine ingredients together in a small bowl.  Stir until incorporated.
  • Assemble the Smørrebrød:  Transfer bread slices to a clean work surface.  Butter the bread. Top each slice with a handful of lettuce and a couple of slices of roast beef.  Spoon a generous dollop of the Danish Remoulade on top. Sprinkle with Crispy Fried Shallots. Serve.


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1361mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 291IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 2mg