Dyrlægens natmad

Dyrlægens natmad ("veterinarian's midnight snack") is the Danish name for a smørrebrød, also known as an open faced sandwich, made with a particular selection of toppings. The name of this snack originated in the 1920s in Oskar Davidsen's sandwich bread restaurant in Copenhagen. According to food historian Nina Bauer the famous sandwich is named after one of the restaurant's regulars, a distinguished veterinarian named Sigurd Kejlgaard, who was employed to look after the horses in the royal stables and the contemporary Circus Miehe. [1]

Dyrlægens natmad
Ida Davidsen - Dyrlægens Natmad.jpg
Place of originDenmark
Main ingredientsSmørrebrød, meat

The simplest form of Dyrlægens natmad consists of a slice of rugbrød with a base spread of butter or fat, a layer of leverpostej, sliced salt beef, meat stock aspic and red onion rings on top.[2]

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  1. ^ https://samvirke.dk/artikler/maerkelige-madnavne-hvorfor-hedder-det-dyrlaegens-natmad Mærkelige madnavne: Hvorfor hedder det dyrlægens natmad? (translationː Strange Food Names: Why is it called the vet's night food?) in Samvirke. by Christian Garde 2017
  2. ^ Opslag dyrlægens natmad i Fakstorp, Jørgen; Boyhus, Else-Marie, (red.) (1998), Gastronomisk Leksikon, Nordisk Forlag, ISBN 87-00-20284-3.