Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
Something talked about in the Scandinavian forum. Found it in my cookbook called "Prinsessornas Kokbok"(The Princesses cookbook")from 1947. The recipe is typical old Swedish, I doubt it if many Swedes eat it nowadays. So-don't hang me from the highest tree if you don't like it......would be happy to know if someone tried it. Prep. time does not include soaking the herrings.
- 2 salted herrings
- 4 cups potatoes, boiled
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons flour
- 1 2⁄3 cups milk
- 2 -3 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄3 teaspoon white pepper
- Clean the herrings, take away all bones and soak them in water overnight.
- Drain and slice the herrings in stripes.
- Slice the boiled potatoes.
- Grease an ovendish and layer it with potatoes and herring, starting and ending with potatoes.
- Sprinkle white pepper on the herring and dot with the butter now and then.
- Whisk eggs, flour and milk together and pour it over the herring/potatoes.
- Bake at 435°F for about 50-60 minutes.
I made this tonight for a gathering. I have never brought so much of anything home from that group. After washing 5 times, my hands still smell from handling the salted herrings. I will wash with lemon in a minute. My instinct is that this is very authentic. A little is a nice "taste" but as a main dish it is just too much for me. It was easy to make. Making this has given me some ideas for savory puddings that I will experiment with in the future. If you like dried fish you may like this. I give it 2 instead of 1 star as I do think it is authentic.