Difficulty: It's literally just a sandwich
Voi + leipä = butter + bread. Literally, butter bread but this has come to mean sandwich. So you know at least two of the ingredients now (and how Finns feel about butter)...
Voi (butter) Yup, that is a crucial ingredient in Finnish sandwiches, though margarine is much more common these days. I think it is used much in the same way that mayonnaise is in the US.
Leipä (bread), especially Ruisleipä (a dark, semi-hard rye bread that is really common here)
- tomaatti (tomato)
- kurkku (cucumber)
- silli (herring - usually cured in one of a bazillion different ways)
- avokado (avocado)
- juusto (cheese - Edam is probably the most common in Finland in general)
- kananmuna (egg - hardboiled)
Preparation (really, you need instructions for making a sandwich?)
- Butter/margarine each slice of bread (if you are feeling healthy you can forego this step, but it won't be authentic or nearly as delicious)
- Slice whatever you are putting on top
- Put it on top
- Leave the sandwich open-face. Good luck eating without making a mess...
|Now that is a sandwich!|