Picnic in the centre of Gothenburg

Kungsparken, a central park in Gothenburg.

The latest week has been really hot here in Sweden. I only have two more weeks to my vacation, but I still decided to take a day off yesterday. My thoughts are with all people in London. Luckily Fredrik has been in Gothenburg all week, even if he now has moved home he works at the british EA office every second or third week and works from home rest of the time.
As I said, all week has been hot and sunny so I decided to interrupt Fredrik’s work for a picnic in one of Gothenburg’s central parks. After reading Anne’s and Johanna’s blogs about the Euro-food bloggers picnic I really wanted to try Johanna’s pastami bagels and the Jägerwecken. As most people know, I’m usually a vegeterian. Some years ago I also ate chicken, until I got ill. The last months I’ve had a craving for chicken again, so for Fredrik I made a bagel with Pastrami and for myself I used chili flavoured chicken breast (I always call it chicken ham :-) from Swedish company Kronfågel that claims that their chicken are tested for Campylobacterias. In the Jägerwecken I used Swedish Prästost and also smoked cheese, and substituted the ham with the above chicken. The result was delicious! I decreased the amount of gherkins in both recipes as I’m not so fond of them. The bagel mayonnaise was perfect and we liked it a lot, we will definately do it more times! To the picnic I also made a Zucchini Frittata with Sardelles, found in the Swedish magazine “Allt om mat”. For recipe, see below. The picnic was really perfect and we had a great time. The food was delicious!

Bagels, Jägerwecken and Zucchini Frittata with Sardelles.


Zucchini Frittata with Sardelles

4 eggs
4 Sardelle fillets
1 onion
2 deciliters grated Zucchini
black pepper
1 tbsp fresh Thyme
1 tbsp butter

Beat the eggs, chop the sardelles and the onion. Mix the onion, sardelles and zucchini with the eggs. Season with pepper and thyme. Fry the omelette in a buttered pan until it’s starting to stiffen. Turn it with the help of a lid and fry the other side. Slice the frittata and serve it in pieces.

Ingredients for the Zucchini Frittata.

Zucchini Frittata with Sardelles.

What a wonderful day it was.

6 Responses to “Picnic in the centre of Gothenburg”

  1. johanna
    July 9th, 2005 20:14

    oh dagmar, that looks absolutely lovely! I’ve only been to Copenhagen once, but I adored it… and you must have chosen the most perfect spot!
    I am glad you liked my recipes… and your variation on the Jaegerwecken sounds delicious. Isn’t it strange how you get completely uninventive with the food you grew up with? a always make it the same way my mum used to… your version sounds delicious! johanna (thepassionatecook)

  2. Anonymous
    July 10th, 2005 01:21

    Hej! Har kikat här ett tag men inte skrivit något. Ser ut som ni fick en vacker dag! Frittatan ser riktigt god ut (och då tycker jag inte ens om omelett eller ägg!). De där Jägerwecken ser också smarriga ut men jag undrar, är det inte väldigt bökigt att gröpa ur en baguette? De är ju så långa och smala? Vad använde du? Sked med lååångt skaft, eller?

  3. Dagmar
    July 11th, 2005 21:44


    Thank you so much for the recipes, I really enjoyed them. I live in Gothenburg and not Copenhagen but you probably just wrote wrong city :-) I totally agree about being uninventive with the food you grew up with, I never change my childhood recipes neither!


    hejhej! Jag använde en lång matlagningspincett för att gröpa ur baguetten! Det funkade jättebra. Sedan använde jag skaftet till min glasskopa när jag fyllde baguetten.

  4. Keith
    July 13th, 2005 18:54

    Just happened upon your Blog. Nice! When are you getting your own cooking show on Swedish TV? Everything looks and sounds great!

  5. keiko
    July 15th, 2005 19:42

    Hi Dagmar – really lovely photos. I’d love to visit Sweden again, it’s such a beautiful place!

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