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Kalles Caviar on Rye Crispbread - A Classic Scandinavian Open-faced Sandwich


Scandinavian Open-faced Sandwiches

Kalles Caviar on Rye Crispbread

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Kalles Caviar, in several varieties, is easy to find at IKEA or at specialty Scandinavian food shops.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, sliced thinly
  • 8 pieces rye crispbread (also called "knackebrod") or rye Wasa crackers
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • Fresh lettuce leaves
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • 1 tube Kalles caviar spread (varieties include dill, creamed, and striped caviar paste)
  • Fresh dill or chives, finely chopped, to garnish


Spread each piece of rye crispbread with a thin layer of butter (Note: Not only is the butter traditional on Scandinavian open-faced sandwich, but it also brings out the flavor of the caviar paste).

Place lettuce leaves, if desired, on the buttered crispbread. Arrange hard-boiled egg slices and cucumbers on the lettuce, then squeeze a decorative pattern of Kalles spread over the sandwich. Garnish with chopped dill or chives and serve.

Yield: 8 Scandinavian open-faced sandwiches.

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