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Pickled Herring Sandwich

  • Butter
  • Crisp and dark bread
  • Fillets of herrings
  • Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Crushed whole white or black pepper
  • 3 or 4 crushed cloves
  • Yellow mustard seeds
  • Dill, finely cut
  • 2 or 3 sliced red onions
Butter crisp and dark bread. Remove skin and bones from the fillets of herrings and soak in water 4 or 5 hours. A brine is made of vinegar and sugar to which is added crushed whole white or black pepper, 3 or 4 crushed cloves and a dessert spoon of whole yellow mustard seeds, some finely cut dill and 2 or 3 sliced red onions. Place herring fillets in brine and let lay about 2 or 3 hours, then remove and cut into fine strips and place on sandwich. Place a couple of slices of the marinated onions on the herring. Garnish with a sprig of dill.
Submitted by Cassyjean - Torrington, CT Jun 5, 2009 17 min 480 min 497 min
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