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Herring Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dorothy Mills Otto
Added: Sunday, July 5, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 can (16 oz) cubed red beets, drained
1 jar ( 16 oz herring in wine sauce
2 baked potatoes sliced
1 hard cooked egg, 1 dill pickle, 1 apple cubed.
1/2 pint sour cream
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup chopped almonds

Directions:
Directions:
Cut first 6 ingredients into small cubes. Mix sour cream with brine and onions from herring jar, add sugar and almonds. Mix all ingredients well.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10 to 12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Grandma made this for grandpa (Ga) for a special treat. Ga had a mischievous sense of humor. One morning when my brother John and I were staying over. I was about 5 or 6. John and I were finishing up breakfast in the kitchen and Ga had just come home from fishing. Grandma of course was already working on lunch and dinner. I remember asking her what she was making with the fish, she then told me she was making a fish salad. I proceeded to tell her, that there was no such salad.
After all who would put raw fish in a salad. According to my 5 year old logic, raw fish was for the seals at the zoo. Ga then said it was his favorite salad, especially the fish heads. John and I got dressed and went off to play in that huge loggers mansion on Graham Ave in Eau Claire. At lunch Ga brought out the salad with fish heads places in a circle around the bowl. John and I went nuts. Ga and grandma ate that salad and laughed at us. Turns out this was a herring salad. Ga and I laughed about this salad for years. I'm not sure how often grandma made this salad, but we never saw it again. Jarred herring would be on the lunch table here and there.My mom and sister Stacey love pickled herring. Mom always had a jar in the refrigerator.That is one Scandinavian taste I can live without!

 

 

 

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