Nistepakke

By • September 27, 2010 • 6 Comments

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Author Notes: Nistepakke is the Norwegian word for a meal packed along with you. Almost always Norwegians eat their sandwiches as open faced sandwiches called smørrebrød (which means buttered bread). This was one of my ideal lunches all of my growing up years, the one we would pack along on trips to the beach, of hiking and skiing trips, or for school. And still now when I go to visit my family in Norway, this is what I have for lunch. Why mess around when you've found your perfection? ;)fiveandspice

Serves 1

  • 2 thick slices of good, hearty whole grain bread
  • good salted butter
  • a few thin slices of Jarlesberg (use a cheese plane)
  • 2 slices of thinly sliced salami
  • 1 thin ring of sweet red bell pepper
  • a few thin slices of gjetost (Norwegian brown goat cheese)
  • a spoonful good raspberry jam (optional)
  1. Butter each slice of bread. On one of the slices layer on the pieces of Jarlsberg, salami, and the piece of red pepper. On the other piece spread on the jam (if you are the kind of person who likes jam with their gjetost - I omit this, personally), then top with the slices of gjetost. Wrap each open faced sandwich in a little pieces of sandwich paper/butcher paper and pack into your lunch pack. Eat the salami and cheese sandwich first, and save the gjetost sandwich for your dessert!

Tags: Sandwiches, Scandinavian, travels well

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over 3 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

recently got a recipe for a blackberry jam and muenster grilled cheese sandwich, tho, have the ingredients but haven't tried it yet, file under "two sides to every question"

Sausage2

over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Jam and cheese can be pretty darn good. I may have to give that a try!

Summer_2010_1048

over 3 years ago Midge

I've always been curious about gjetost, now I have an excuse to try it.

Sausage2

over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

If you do, let me know what you think! I love it, but it's a very unique flavor.

Birthday_2012

over 3 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

this sounds great, except for the raspberry jam- agree it doesn't go with the sandwich

Sausage2

over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Just to make sure it's clear, this is supposed to be two separate open faced sandwiches - so at least the jam wouldn't be with the salami and cheese part. But, I don't even really like jam with my gjetost - I'm a purist :).