Swedish Midsummer Hangover Breakfast

Swedish Midsummer Hangover Breakfast

This weekend is the Swedish midsummer. It’s not actually on the longest day since midsummer eve always happens on a Friday. On midsummer eve we eat pickled herring, eggs, sour cream, chives, new potatoes and of course strawberries. Some variations may occur. And then there is of course the “snaps”. A spicy kind of strong alcohol which must be drunk while singing a short song (they are basically about drinking “snaps”, all of of them). The singing comes more often the later it gets which then leads to the greatest hangover of the year. BUT the best thing is that there is leftovers to make really awesome breakfasts from.


For this breakfast you will need:

  • 2 Crispbreads (IKEA has the real deal, otherwise Ryvita works but get a thick kind)
  • 1 Hard boiled egg
  • ¬†Sour cream/Creme fraiche
  • 1 small cold boiled potato
  • Chives
  • Pickled Herring (again IKEA, or Whole Foods)
  • Pepper
  • Creme cheese
  • Graved Lax or Smoked Salmon

Cut the egg in half. Assemble the “sandwiches”. One with Sour Cream/Creme fraiche, sliced potato, pickled herring, chives and som ground black pepper. The other one with creme cheese and the salmon. Done! Although, I warn you that the pickled herring might not be for everyone but it is definitely not as bad as “Surstr√∂mming” which basically is rotten fish, and somehow is a Swedish delicacy.

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