Heringstopf Mit Saurer Sahne (Herring Salad with Sour Cream)

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 5 hrs

I grew up in North-Rhine Westphalia, in Germany, where this is eaten quite regularly. I adopted this recipe from Recipezaar as it didn't have a home and I thought it'd be nice to actually make this recipe, also known as Herringsstip, as I usually just buy it ready made. I'll update once I've made it, but if you make it before me, please let me know what you think!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauce:
  2. Blend thoroughly sour cream, yogurt, lemon juice and sugar.
  3. Salad:
  4. Peel onions and cut into thin slices.
  5. Peel and quarter apples, remove cores and cut into thin wedges.
  6. Blend onions and apples with sauce.
  7. In a dish arrange herring and apple-onion mixture in layers.
  8. Cover tightly and marinate in refrigerator for 5 hours.
  9. Sprinkle with dill before serving.
Most Helpful

I didn't grow up in Germany, but was lucky to be exposed to the quisine as I grew up in the US. This is great & so worthy of 10 stars! I admit I doubted the apple & how much it would contribute. I was so wrong! All the flavors & textures just work for each other! I didn't bother to layer & just combined all ingredients, including the dill. All that said, I must add that I prob wouldn't do this again ... BUT I would buy the commercially prepared in sour cream herring product & add your variations, beginning w/Step 4. I guarantee it will happen! Yummy!

twissis June 14, 2006

This was perfect. I had just bought a big jar of herring packed in sour cream, so I got really excited when I found this one. Great combinations of flavor.

Amis October 18, 2005

Also known as "Herringstip" in the region of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany .:) I love this recipe it is outstanding with just some boiled red potatoes peeled hot. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :) ~Ri

~Ri March 19, 2004