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28th May, 2018

Tunnbrodsrulle is a really popular hot dog recipe from Sweden which may at first sound like it was invented by drunk people and in all honesty; I reckon it was a few guys who managed to use everything in the fridge when they got home from a bar, but somehow it’s become a mainstay of Swedish snack bars.

Tunnbrodsrulle is not just unusual; it’s downright bizarre but it’s worth persevering with and giving a try. If still having doubts you can think of it as the Swedish version of the English kebab on the way home.


  • 6 hot dogs or sausages of your choice
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Lettuce, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp Oil (for frying)
  • For the quick cucumber relish
  • 1/4 cucumber, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • For mashed potato
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 25g Butter
  • For the prawn dressing
  • 50g prawns, cooked and peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp dill, finely chopped
  • 1/4red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • Condiments
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise


    Start by making the quick cucumber relish. Peel, core (remove the seeds) and slice the cucumber thinly and leave to drain on a paper towel.

    In a small sauce pan, add the vinegar and sugar and bring to a boil before removing from the heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved.

    Add into the sauce pan the prepared cucumber, mustard and turmeric, give a stir and leave to infuse

    Next make the mashed potato. Add cold water to a large sauce pan, pop in the potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat down to a steady simmer and leave to cook until the potatoes can be pierced with a sharp knife.

    Strain through a colander and pop the potatoes back into the empty saucepan and place over the heat again to dry them out. They should go flaky at which point remove from the heat and mash with a potato masher or ricer, add the butter and mash until creamy. Set aside

    In a small bowl, add the mayonnaise, sour cream, dill, red onion and lime juice and give a good stir to mix. Then toss in the chopped prawns and mix until combined

    Finally cook the hot dogs/sausages in a frying pan until done.

    To serve all you need to do is lay out a flour tortilla, spoon a tablespoon of mashed potato in the centre and spread out. Place the cooked hot dog/sausage in the middle and then take a small spoonful of the cucumber relish and place on one side, a spoonful of the prawn dressing on the other. Now top this with some shredded lettuce and sliced onion, add the condiments of your choice (ketchup, mustard or more mayonnaise) and wrap the fillings up.