As a person who is culinary challenged and in a country that is ridiculously expensive, I have learned that I have no choice but to embrace sandwiches. Luckily, I am in a country that is known for their special types of sandwiches...and unlike eating a sandwich back home in the US, I actually LIKE them here!
Norway (and other Scandinavian countries) are home to open-faced sandwiches. I grew up hating sandwiches. In fact, I hated them so much that I used to hide them in my locker when my mom made them for me for lunch and I would beg people for money to buy french fries instead (apparently it was more convenient to let them mold in a locker than place them nicely in a trash can). Anyways, these open-faced perfections have introduced me to a new version of a sandwich...and one I finally like (I think I hated too much bread on sandwiches or something in the past).
The best thing about an open-faced sandwich is that anything goes. I have seen mussels, shrimp, sardines, salmon, beets, and many, many more toppings ('pålegg') on these types of sandwiches. While I am open to try it all, I still have reservations about certain toppings.
What is your favorite sandwich topping? Have you ever tried an open-faced sandwich? Thanks so much Hannah for having me and I enjoyed writing about one of my favorite things in my new home of Norway!
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