Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Prawn, Egg and Mayo Sandwich (Räkmacka) - Recipe

The Swedish Räkmacka is a very famous sandwich with prawns in Sweden and found in almost all cafes and and places that serve food. It is a favorite sandwich especially when you are traveling or on a road trip. I have eaten it countless times whenever we went somewhere and wanted to grab something quick and filling in a nice cafe on the road. My favorite place to eat the prawn and egg sandwich has to be when we used to take the ferry to Denmark.

This prawn, egg and mayo sandwich is an open style sandwich, which is the case of most sandwiches in Sweden. I am used to that and like it that way. It is also more healthy, as your sandwich has less bread if you want to go for less carbs. It is very easy to put to together and takes no time to make. To me, the bread for this specific bread has to be the Swedish Polarbröd which is a round compact sandwich bread, yet very soft and juicy and perfect for the prawn and egg sandwich. The closest I have seen here in UK is the Warburtons Soft Sandwich Thins. It has same texture and similar soft and juicy taste.

Serves: 4 sandwiches


4 warburtons sandwich thins
1 cup of cooked and peeled prawns
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
4 hard boiled eggs, sliced
lemon, sliced
dried dill
orange paprika, sliced
roasted onions


1- Spread some butter on each sandwich.

2- Wash the vegetables and boil the eggs to your taste and slice everything.

3- Start to arrange the vegetables on each sandwich. Sprinkle some of the roasted onions on the buttered bread and place the lettuce on top of it. Continue with the some mayo, tomatoes, paprika, egg slices and some more mayo. Finish of with the prawns and some slices of the lemon. Sprinkle over some dried or fresh dill.


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