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Svið with mashed potatoes and beet pulp at the BSÍ in Reykjavík .

Svið is a traditional dish in Iceland . They are black- seared sheep heads, such as those obtained from (home) slaughter . Svið is offered as frozen food in supermarkets. Burning off removes the fur . Today the heads are stored and also offered as frozen food . The outer layer is scraped off before thawing and cooking . An aroma remains like when smoking .

Sheep's heads are also eaten on the Faroe Islands , the sheep islands, and are called seyðahøvd .

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