mōdgethanc wrote:Here's an interesting question: In your culture (that includes regional cultures, like of North America) is breakfast typically sweet, savory, both, or neither?
In Sweden it's usually not very sweet, the typical breakfast consists of an open face sandwich or two with butter and hard cheese, ham, or sausage, and maybe a little lettuce and/or a slice of cucumber or tomato or similar depending on how healthy one wants to feel. The only sweet topping any sane person would ever use on a sandwich would be marmalade, often in combination with cheese, but in my experience marmalade is way more popular with kids than with adults.
Many have some yoghurt too, and these days people usually go with those sweet kinds with berries and quite a lot of added sugar, but if they don't they put in some sugar and/or jam themselves. Still, yoghurt is pretty sour to begin with, so the sweetness is there but it doesn't take over. Some have filmjölk
instead of yoghurt, but it has lost a lot of ground in the past decade or so.
Eggs are quite common as well, the most common way to prepare them is to simply boil them and either slice them and put them on your sandwich or eat them as is with salt or kaviar
. Or you make an omelette or scrambled eggs, but then you usually skip the sandwich completely.
Porridge hasn't gone out of style completely, the most common being oatmeal, both because it's perceived as healthy and because it takes about three minutes to make so it's almost as little work as making a sandwich. You usually have it with jam of some sort, but sugar and cinnamon is not too unusual either. And milk, always milk.
Edit: I forgot cereal with either yoghurt, filmjölk
, or milk, maybe because I haven't had any for years
It's not as common as sandwiches, but way more so than porridge.