Scandinavian Baked Herring with Mash Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6


  • 4 good-sized fresh herrings (about 1 1/2 pounds), cleaned and boned
  • 4 large potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 3 ounces butter
  • 4 shallots, chopped
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
How to cook Scandinavian Baked Herring with Mash:
  • Sprinkle the boned herring with half the salt, let stand 5 minutes, then rinse quickly and soak in cold water to cover for 1 hour.
  • Melt 2 teaspoons of the butter in a skillet over low heat and cook the shallots until translucent.
  • Combine with a third of the yogurt in a bowl.
  • Drain the herring, cut into bite-size pieces, and add to the bowl with the shallots and yogurt.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the remaining butter in the skillet over low heat and stir in the remaining yogurt, egg yolks and mashed potato.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Beat the egg whites and fold them into the mixture season with the sugar and the remaining salt.
  • Spread half the potato mixture in a buttered baking dish, top with the herring mixture, and spread the remaining potato mixture on top.
  • Bake 45 minutes.

This recipe for Scandinavian Baked Herring with Mash serves/makes: 4 - 6

The Scandinavian Baked Herring with Mash recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Herring (more Herring recipes)
Preparation Method: Baked (more Baked recipes)
Cuisine: Scandinavian (more Scandinavian recipes)

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