You know you're in Denmark when… (Ketchup. Mustard. Mix.)


I ate a cold – but nevertheless welcome and wholly satisfying – leftover sausage (pølse) as my midmorning snack today.  (Yes, extremely satisfying after a skinny dip in the c-cold North Sea, where today’s water temperature was 12c/53f…)  And I ate it with ketchup (ketchup) and mustard (sennep).  Fairly straightforward stuff.  But I ate it Danish style…

Step one: a dollop of ketchup and mustard.

Which means mixing the ketchup and mustard together.  Yes, yes, I know there’s nothing new under the sun about mixing those.  But the Danes do it all the time.  All the time!  Whether at home, standing at the hotdog wagon, or at IKEA’s bistro.  And they use huge quantities of the stuff.  Yum!  They also mix remoulade sauce with ketchup – but personally I think that’s a bit weird, so let’s focus on the classic combo of “sennep og ketchup“…

Now, you can artistically swirl it together.  So that you still have identifiable areas of ketchup of mustard.  And a taste explosion in your mouth.

Ketchup and mustard - swirled...

Or you can keep mixing until you end up with a pale, orangey red goo.  For a tangy and warming ketchup. 

Ketchup and mustard. Mixed. Thoroughly.

Today I wanted warmth.  So I went for orange goo.



Diane 🙂