Herring Salad

Recipe Description

Serves 8


  • 3 Herring
  • 3 cups potatoes -- boiled & diced
  • 2½ cups Veal -- cooked & cut up
  • 1 large dill pickle—bite-size pieces
  • 2½ cups tart Apples -- diced
  • 2½ cups beets—cooked and diced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced onions
  • 1 cup carrots -- cooked and diced
  • 6 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated sugar|Sugar
  • 1 cup light whipping cream|whipping cream
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs -- sliced
  • 1 hard-boiled egg -- minced
  • parsley


Wash Herring. Cover with cold water and soak overnight. Skin and bone, using only the fillets. Dry and cut into small chunks. Prepare the salad 4 hours before serving.

Mix potatoes, fish, Veal, pickle, Apples and beets (reserve about ¼ of the beets for garnishing). Add salt and pepper to taste. Add Onion and carrots and toss with a fork until lightly mixed.

Mix vinegar and Granulated sugar|Sugar and pour over the salad.

Whip ½ of the cream and fold into the salad, mixing gently. Whip the rest of the cream and top the salad, mixing gently. Whip the rest of the cream and top the salad with it just as you are ready to serve.

Pack into a salad bowl. Chill 4 hours. Unmold on a chilled serving platter. Slice the 2 hard-boiled eggs over it. Garnish with remaining beets. Spread over the beets the minced hard-boiled egg. Decorate with sprigs of parsley.

Wonderful dish for a smørgåsbord.
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