Archive for the ‘Sandwiches’ Category
Everytime we travel to Sweden I experience a new food that quickly becomes one of my new favorites and this is certainly one of them. What makes this open face sandwich so special is the red beet salad that compliments the meatballs. The type of bread used is very important and I found that the bakery at our Wal-Mart Supercenter makes some exceptionally good fresh baked bread and rolls. I must tell you that I was shocked!
Wal-Mart’s 9 grain loaf is excellent to use for this sandwich – please do not use commercial sliced white bread – at the very least you can use rye or limpa bread if you can’t find Wal-Mart’s 9 grain bread.
Speaking of bread… if you travel to any of the European countries you will find that fresh baked bread is the normal and with a variety that is second to none. Then there’s the fabulous desserts and pastries… but that will be discussed in a future post.
- cold sliced Swedish Meatballs
- 9 Grain bread (Wal-Mart)
- red beet salad
- iceberg lettuce
- soft margarine
Red Beet Salad:
- 1 jar pickled beets diced vreally really small
- 1/2 C Miracle Whip
- 5 tsp juice from pickled beets
Dice the beets into very very small pieces and mix in the Miracle Whip and beet juice.
Spread margarine on each slice of bread then a leaf of iceberg lettuce. Place sliced meatballs on lettuce and top with the red beet salad. Garnish with a tomato wedge and Bread & Butter pickles.
9 Grain Bread from Wal-Mart
Dice the pickled beets into very small pieces and add the beet juice and Miracle Whip. Blend with rubber spatula until combined
Slice the bread to the desired thickness
Lay iceberg lettuce leaf on buttered bread then a layer of sliced meatballs
Place 2 T or more of the red beet salad on the meatballs and garnish with tomato wedges and bread & butter pickles
This is a quick sandwich to make for a light supper when you just don’t feel like making a big time consuming meal. This tasty sandwich was introduced to me my by husband who had this many times in Sweden and we make this quite often. Aromat is made by Knorr and can now be found in the spice section of most grocery stores. We use Swiss cheese for this sandwich when we are out of our favorite Swedish cheeses - Prästost and Herrgård which can be purchased online at ScandiaFood.com
Most Swedish sandwiches are open face with the exception of baguettes and the Smörgastorta (sandwich cake).
Butter the white bread and add the ham and sliced tomato
Place a thin slice of Swiss cheese on top of sandwich
Bake in 425º oven until cheese is bubbly and browned
Sprinkle Aromat on sandwich and enjoy!
- white bread, buttered
- 2 slices thin deli smoked ham
- sliced tomato
- Swiss cheese
- Aromat seasoning
Butter bread and place 2 thin slices of deli ham on bread. Top with 2 slices of tomato and Swiss cheese. Bake in cookie sheet in 425º oven for 10-12 minutes and then put under broiler until cheese just starts to turn brown. Sprinkle with Aromat for added flavor. Serve with a big glass of cold milk!