German Herring Appetizer Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6 - 8


  • 4 salt herrings
  • 6 boiled potatoes
  • 3 apples
  • 4 sour dill pickles
  • 2 cooked beets
  • Boiled veal knuckle
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup wine vinegar
  • 1 cup stock or bouillon
  • 6 fresh lettuce leaves
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs
How to cook German Herring Appetizer:
  • Rinse herrings; drain. Cover with cold water and let soak overnight; drain. Remove skin; cut fillets from bones. Dice fillets fine.
  • Peel and dice potatoes; peel, core, and dice apples. Dice pickles, beets, meat, green pepper, and onion.
  • Combine all with fish in a shallow dish, sprinkle with pepper, sugar and mustard. Pour oil, vinegar, and stock over all and cover. Let chill in refrigerator.
  • Serve the German Herring Appetizer on crisp lettuce garnished with capers and hard-cooked egg quarters or slices.


The German Herring Appetizer recipe easy to prepare and so good!


Salted, pickled, and cured herring are available in bulk at Jewish, Russian, Ukrainian or Polish delis and can also be found in jar at supermarket.

This recipe for German Herring Appetizer serves/makes: 6 - 8

The German Herring Appetizer recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Herring (more Herring recipes)
Preparation Method: Appetizer (more Appetizer recipes)
Cuisine: German (more German recipes)

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