If you should only try one traditional Danish dish, it should be smørrebrød. Smørrebrød – an open-faced sandwich with a base of rye bread – is by far our best culinary invention if we set aside the new Nordic era, to which the smørrebrød chefs have actually contributed a lot.
To locals, smørrebrød is mostly seen as an elevated version of our usual lunch, which is based on rye bread with some sort of spreading, charcuteri or similar. It has much more to it than that. A good piece of smørrebrød is as good as every other dish that you can find.