Friday, January 05, 2007

Heitt I Fati (or Icelandic Brunch)

This is a typical Danish originated brunch served in my family and as far as a know commonly in Iceland. My parents studied in Denmark after WW II and they and their friends where often a little bit out of step with Icelandic traditions as they had picked up so many Danish ones. This just might be a Danish tradition.


  1. White sandwich bread sliced thinly with the crust cut off;
  2. Tin of green asparagus tips, save the juice;
  3. Bacon
  4. 2 Eggs
  5. Grated Gouda style cheese
  6. Salt & Pepper


Cover the base of a square oven proof dish with the bread, pack it in so that the bread really covers all surface. Spread the asparagus on the bread add salt and pepper. Put on another layer of bread and poor over enough of the juice of the asparagus to make the bread moist but not soggy.

Mix the egg and cheese together and poor over. Cover with the bacon, season and put into a preheated oven at 200 degrees Centigrade for until the bacon has the desired color and the cheese is melted. It is a good idea to pre cut the bacon in such a way that when you cut the bread into portions you do not have to cut trough the bacon. Unless you have a super sharp knife you will have to push down on the bacon when you cut it which will cause you to crush the bread.

We serve this with hot chocolate with brandy and whipped cream.

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