Hamburgerryg Recipe – Recipe for Danish Boiled Ham

Hamburgerryg Recipe – Hamburgerryg is a type of Danish recipe that mainly involves ham and vegetables. The easiest way to describe this dish would be as sliced boiled ham. While it may seem like a simple dish, it does have its share of appeal as a ham dish. It is also one of many ham dishes you can find in Danish recipes. Another variation of this ham dish is called Glaseret hamburgerryg med dampet grønt. It basically translates to glazed ham with steamed vegetables.

Just as there are different ways to enjoy the Danish sliced ham dish, there are also options that come with the glazed version. Overall, there are different options that come with this sliced ham dish. For those that are unfamiliar with the dish, this simple hamburgerryg recipe is one way to try it:

Hamburgerryg Recipe


A spiced ham that pairs well with vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Danish
Servings 4 people


  • 800 g ham
  • 1 bouquet garni consisting of 1 sprig fresh parsley, 1 sprig fresh thyme, 1 leek top, and 1 sprig fresh tarragon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6-7 whole peppercorns


  • If you purchased a frozen ham, let it thaw before removing any netting or plastic on it. It should be easier to work with when it is close to room temperature.
  • Craft a bouquet garni by tying together different fresh herbs and leek then tie it onto your ham using a meat thread.
  • Place the ham tied with the bouquet garni into a saucepan along with bay leaves and peppercorn then pour as much water to soak the meat and herbs and spices.
  • Bring the water to a boil before turning down the heat and letting the meat simmer for approx. 35-40 minutes.
  • Once the meat has been simmered, take the pan away from the heat and let the meat rest in the hot brine. Make sure to cover the meat and let it rest for approx. 20 minutes.
  • Take the meat off the pan and transfer it onto a plate. Let the ham rest for another 5 minutes without covering it.
  • Slice the ham and serve it with your choice of vegetables. You can use the brine as a sauce.

Other Things to Know About The Hamburgerryg Recipe

Hamburgerryg is an overall simple dish to make but it does have options in terms of how you can enjoy it. If you want to try out a different set of herbs, make sure they pair well with the bay leaves and peppercorn. You can also look into other options for the ham brine. For example, if you want to add sweetness to the meat, consider adding honey to the brine. If you want to stick to the authentic Danish recipe though, it would be best to stick to the classic brine mix. Another option you can play around with is the vegetable pairings.

Generally, hamburgerryg is paired with boiled vegetables. Some of the vegetables you can find paired with this dish include brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes. Though the meal may seem simple at first sight, there is plenty to enjoy when trying it.

If you want to try even more Danish recipes, consider our “Grønlangkål Recipe” and “Æbleflæsk Recipe

Hamburgerryg Recipe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

More Recipes