Herring Salat (Ostfriesen Version)
photo by Muffin Goddess
- Ready In:
- 4 (15 ounce) cans beets, sliced
- 2 potatoes, boiled and peeled
- 3 large dill pickles
- 2 apples, cored and peeled
- 1⁄2 cup meat, cooked (left over chicken, beef, veal, or turkey)
- 8 ounces herring fillets, in wine sauce
- 1 tablespoon capers
- 1 cup mayonnaise, light
- 1⁄4 cup mustard, spicy brown is best
- 1 egg, hard boiled, for garnish
- Chop all ingredients into tiny dice.
- Stir in mayonnaise and mustard.
- Garnish with boiled egg slices.
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I never tried herringsalat before this, but I think I like it! Such a pretty shade of pink, although I couldn't get any photos that reflected that, sadly. I used some storebought roast beef for the meat, and some Grey Poupon for the mustard (forgot to buy spicy brown mustard). Mine was probably a bit more tangy than intended because I only had pickled beets to use, but that was fine with me, since I'm quite partial to pickled stuff. I found that the flavor improves after a bit of chill time, and this keeps well. I removed the egg slices for storage of the leftovers, so not sure about how they would fare if left on top, though. Thanks so much for posting this delicious and unusual recipe (well, unusual for those of us unfamiliar with German food, anyway)! Made for Sweet December Tag 2014