Each of the nations has some peculiar things they eat through out of a day, but these that we have listed here would be some of the most typical for a Norwegian breakfast 🙂
The ground base of every breakfast is a whole wheat breadwith various spreads like, my everybody’s favourite, salted butter (smør).
Norwegians would usually eat some kind of cured meat (salami, skinke), cheese, caviar or liver pate (kaviar, leverpostei), prawn salad (rekkesalat, skagen) on their open sandwiches (smørbrød).
Cooked or scrambled eggs with smoked salmon (røkt laks) are also very common combination for breakfast.
If you’re a sweet tooth person, there’s variety of of jams (syltetøy), chocolate spreads (nugatti) and yogurt (yoghurt) for your morning meal.
But one of the most typical and usual breakfast things is brown cheese (brunost). Brown? Wait what? Brown you said?
Yes brown, but not actually a cheese, rather than a milk by-product, since is made of boiling the whey until the water evaporates. The heat turns the milk sugars into caramel, which gives the cheese its characteristic brown color and sweetness.
Soft Norwegian flatbread called lefse would also be a sweet option for breakfast, but also a light snack. It’s made with riced or instant potatoes, flour, butter, and milk or cream and it’s cooked on a large, flat griddle. Lefse can be eaten with sugar and cinnamon.
Lompe, on the other hand, are made by boiling potatoes mixed with wheat flour and a little salt and are some kind of crepes although they are eaten as hod dog bun.
Norwegians tend to have orange juice (appelsinjuice) or milk (melk) with their breakfast, but the coffee (kaffe) would be number one drinking product in Scandinavia. It helps getting through the day, doesn’t it?