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Oldmans-mix or ”gubbröra” in Swedish are traditionally eaten during midsummer and around christmas time. This is one of those traditional recipes that are on its way to be forgotten, it’s almost as its classified as “something my grandma eats” and therefore not made by those under 80. But, I will fight for it, because to me, it’s swedish summer on a plate.
This is a modified version where i have changed the pickled herring and used cold smoked salmon instead (you can also use gravlax), taste amazing on its own but is even greater if you eat it with some avocado and toast!

2 lunch-sized servings
100 g cold smoked salmon (4 slices) 
2 hard boiled eggs
2 potatoes (cooked and cold)
1 cup dill
0,5 dl creme fraiche 
0,5 red union
2 slices of rye bread or crisp bread
1 avocado 
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How to make it; 
Chop the salmon (save 2 slices for decoration), the eggs, the potatoes and the union medium-finely.
Mix in the creme fraiche, add a pinch of salt. Finley chop the dill and add it in. Put it in the fridge overnight. 
Put the gubbröra on the toast/crisp bread, add the avocado on the side and garnish with a slice of salmon, some extra dill and a pice of lemon.

And if you are doing it the proper swedish way; have a snaps with it

Do you have any dish thats about to be forgotten just because its labeled  “old-fashioned” where you live? 

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks wonderful. It really doesn’t matter how old a recipe is, if it’s good, that’s all that counts. 🙂
    I make an “old fashioned” smoked salmon mousse. You’re welcomed to check it out:


    1. They are classics for a reason 🙂 It looks fantastic!

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      1. Absolutely!
        Glad you liked the recipe. 🙂


  2. I agree, some dishes aren’t ‘trendy’ until they are considered retro:) You’ve put a modern spin on an old classic – it’s looks beautiful on that green plate too.


    1. Oh thank you, and yeah, probably have to wait until it’s retro to see it in restaurants again 🙂


  3. Liz says:

    This sounds amazing! As soon as I saw smoked salmon in the photo, I knew it was a winner!


    1. Thank you! Smoked salmon is also a favourite of mine 🙂


  4. mjskit says:

    What a beautiful and delicious looking dish!!! Love everything about it. Pinned so I can make it during the holidays. Thanks for sharing this.


    1. Oh thank you! Really hope you will enjoy it! 🙂


  5. ramblingtart says:

    I’m so happy you stopped by my blog so I could find your beautiful blog!! My father was born in Denmark, but I was raised in Canada, surrounded by Danish relatives, eating Danish food, celebrating Danish traditions. I have a strong connection with and love for all things Scandinavian, and I’m very excited to learn more about your beautiful country and the food you make. 🙂 I was sorry to read of your back pain, and I wish you healing. xo


    1. Oh, this just made me so happy! Thank you so much for your kind words and I’m so glad you like my blog and the peeks into the Swedish (and Scandinavian) life 🙂


  6. This looks incredible! I just had lox for breakfast and now I want more 🙂 I hope this dish never gets retired it has my name alllll over it. Thanks for sharing this!


    1. Haha, lets help each other to keep it out of retirement by making it 🙂


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