4 - 6
How to cook Scandinavian Baked Herring with Mash
- 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
- 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
Preparation Method: Baked