Tunnbrödsrulle – a Swedish specialty

This is as Swedish as it gets. It is a totally weird combination but it is good, especially if you are on the way home after a tough night (this is when most of the Tunnbrödsrullar are sold in Sweden). It’s interesting to see what people in different countries eat when heading home from the pub. Without any statistics I would say that Swedes go for Tunnbrödrullar, sausages and burgers. In Berlin the choice would be a döner kebab or falafel.

Well, you do not have to prepare the Tunnbrödsrullar in the middle of the night. They do taste good, even when you are sober.

A Tunnbrödsrulle always contains of Tunnbröd (special thin bread), mashed potatoes, cooked/grilled sausage. To make it more tasty most people add a shrimp salad, Boston pickled gherkins, roasted onions, mustard and ketchup. You are also offered salad, onion and tomatoes. The correct drink to Tunnbrödsrullar is Pucko – a cold chocolate drink.

Shrimp salad

  • 1 dl Crème fraiche
  • 1 dl Mayonnaise
  • 200 g peeled Shrimps
  • 1,5 tbsp Chili sauce
  • 2-3 teaspoons Mustard
  • Dill
  • Salt and Pepper

Cut the shrimps roughly, cut the dill and blend everything together.

Boston pickled gherkin

  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 red Pepper
  • 10 cm Cucumber, without the seeds
  • 1-2 Pickled gherkins
  • 1 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1,25 dl Vinegar essence (12%)
  • 1 dl Sugar

Cut the vegetables in small pieces. Let the sugar, the vinegar essence, salt and mustard seeds come to a boil. Add the vegetables and let them simmer for 20 minutes. Most of the fluid should be gone by then. Let your Boston pickles cool off before you serve them.

Music: What you listen to when you eat, is at the time the best music you’ve ever heard, but you never remember it the day after…

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