Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pølsehorn a.k.a Sausage Horns

Okay, here's a confession. I have a teeny weeny problem staying away from a certain Danish junk food known as pølsehorn (translated as "sausage horn"). They're 3.5 inches of pure delight. It's funny, looking at the photo the bun reminds me of puff pastry or some other kind of flaky pastry that might contain an apple filling (I'm thinking of the McDonald's fried apple pies I ate as a kid). However, it's made of a yeast dough, and in the case of these particular treasures, whole wheat. A mini hot dog is inside this little pillowy bundle, so I suppose the least one can do is throw some whole wheat flour into the dough to make it quasi healthy.

My Danish friend Kira says that you can actually make them healthy by first off making your own, using chicken or turkey dogs, and including the all important whole wheat flour in the dough.

The first photo is the pølsehorn a la carte. The second photo is the plate AFTER I realized I could healthy it up a bit and add some veggies on the side. The other thing to note about these "sausage horns" is that they contain ketchup - the dough is brushed with it before they bake (I'm referring to the pølsehorn from Føtex supermarket bakery for those of you in Denmark). In the past, ketchup with hot dogs made me gag, but for some reason I really like it in this snack.

Just for fun, here is a link to a Danish recipe for pølsehorn along with a photo of a traditional looking version.

Note: Every time I cut and paste a Danish word into my blog I get all sorts of funky font problems. I've fiddled till there's no tomorrow and it looks like I can't do a darn thing about the different font sizes. Maddening!


  1. Thank you so much for this blog on all thing 'mad' in English! I have a friend in Denmark who was making Polsehorn today and this really helped me get an understanding of what "sausage horn" really is: Pigs in a Blanket! I really like the health-conscious elements of your adaptations, also! I will be following your blog from now on! Cheers!
    Illinois, US

  2. you can set your keyboard to switch between english and danish alphabet. it's under the control me and I can explain further if you haven't already done so. I left my email on another post.