14 herring fillets
1 tbsp. rye flour
3 tbsp. wheat flour
2 tsp. salt
Coarse pepper from the mill
250 g butter for frying
3 cups vinegar
1 cup water
300 g sugar
2 onions (1 onion during boiling and 1 red onion for garnish)
2 cloves garlic
1 hot red chili pepper
2 slices of lemon
6 bay leaves
10 whole peppercorns
500 g new potatoes
Seven "cool" fried herring in vinegar with new potatoes
You must catch 7 herring and fillets them so children can also eat them.
The recipe is included in Søren Dahl´s book on regional meals.
Procedure without liability: Cook first a marinade of vinegar, water, sugar, bay leaves and peppercorns. Once the sugar has melted, add onion rings, garlic, chili pepper and lemon slices. Bring to a boil and then take of the heat and place the marinade to cool.
Come rye flour, wheat flour, salt and pepper in a plastic bag and shake well. Then add the herring fillets and shake even more. Fry the herring fillets golden brown in butter in medium heat for a few minutes (5 to 7 minutes). The best way to fry the herring fillets is to fry the skin side until the meat is white. If the herring fillets are very thick reversed the fillets and they finally get approx. 30 seconds on the meat side. Let the fillets cool on a paper towel so excess fat drips off.
The cooled vinegar syrup poured over the cooled fillets and let them soak until the next day in the refrigerator. Garnish with raw onion rings before serving. This will be a typical lunch meal. As a seafood dinner see Hint.
Hint: However, eat the fried herring on the first day, they taste wonderful. Therefore, vinegar marinade and fried herring shall not cooled down completely. Vinegar marinade may well be lukewarm. Server new potatoes with parsley sauce to the meal.
Serving: Use accessories for the fried herring as desired and season. When the new potatoes come, it's a wonderful meal only to those new potatoes and cold butter, sprinkled with dill. You can benefit from scratching the new potatoes with these gloves with knobs on. Buy them in a construction market, costing approx. DKK 60.00 for 10 pairs.
Drink: A cold beer and a dram is a must to the meal. "dram" = Danish snaps.
Info: A good herring in medium size weighs 165 grams, so your 7 herring weighs 1.15 kg and in cleaned condition and made into fillets, the weight is 510 grams. A loss of 640 g or 56 %.