Easy Pan Fried Whole Herring with Apples Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6


  • 3 whole fresh herrings
  • 2 ounces medium-ground oatmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 2 red apples
  • 1 parsley sprig to garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Melted fat or oil to fry
How to cook Easy Pan Fried Whole Herring with Apples:
  • Clean and scale herrings, remove fins, wash in cold water. Dry well. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Dip herrings in beaten egg, and coat with oatmeal. Fry in hot fat for 4-5 minutes on each side. Drain well on paper towels and keep hot.
  • Wash apples, core, cut in slices and fry in hot fat for a few seconds, turning once.
  • Serve herrings with apple rings on a hot dish.
  • Garnish with parsley sprigs.
  • Serve with a Cider Sauce (see below).

Cider Sauce Recipe

Cider Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1 ounce butter
  • 1 ounce flour
  • 10 ounces cider or apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  • Salt and pepper as desired
How to cook Cider Sauce:
  • Melt butter, add flour and cook for 2-3 minutes so that the raw flavor of the flour has time to mellow.
  • Remove from heat and slowly add the cider, stirring all the time.
  • Season to taste, bring to the boil, and cook for a few minutes.
  • Remove from heat again, add the milk or cream, and reheat carefully.
  • Serve in a hot sauce boat.


The Easy Pan Fried Whole Herring with Apples is a very affordable dish. Delicious, simple, and easy recipe.

This recipe for Easy Pan Fried Whole Herring with Apples serves/makes: 6

The Easy Pan Fried Whole Herring with Apples recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Herring (more Herring recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)
Cuisine: British (more British recipes)

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