German Jellied Herring Recipe

Serves/Makes: 8 - 10


  • 6 fresh herring
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • Assorted spices (peppercorns, etc.)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 envelopes gelatine, dissolved in 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white wine
How to cook German Jellied Herring:
  • Clean and cut herring in strips.
  • Combine other ingredients (except gelatin and wine) and cook together for 15 minutes.
  • Add herring and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove fish and put in a deep bowl.
  • Dissolve gelatin in water and add to liquid.
  • Season to taste with vinegar (extra) and wine.
  • Pour through strainer over fish.
  • Cool thoroughly and turn out on a platter to serve.


The German Jellied Herring recipe very easy to prepare and so good!
The German name for this recipe is Geleeheringe.

This recipe for German Jellied Herring serves/makes: 8 - 10

The German Jellied Herring (Geleeheringe) recipe is adopted from The German Cookery by Elizabeth Schuler.

Main Ingredient: Herring (more Herring recipes)
Preparation Method: Aspic/Chilled (more Aspic/Chilled recipes)
Cuisine: German (more German recipes)

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