Pan Fried Herring with Mashed Potatoes and Lingon Sauce

Stekt Strömming

This dish is the most Swedish and comforting dish I could think of is the obvious choice to start up my blog!

The prep for this is simple, and it is a relatively inexpensive dish. Swedes will usually make this with a caviar paste between the fillets, which I am aware is not to everyones taste so I have an alternative for you! Lingon sauce can be purchased at Ikea or Scandinavian stores, or else substitute with a cranberry sauce for a similar tart and sweet flavor. Be warned, I am not big on recipes so I will just give a general description of how I have prepared this dish, and I am sure you will be able to manage! You will need:

Herring fillets, with the skin on

Cream cheese

Bread crumbs

Parsley, a chopped bunch

Chives, a chopped bunch


Salt & Pepper

Mashed Potatoes

  1. Prepare by cracking the egg onto a plate with raised edges, and scatter a cup or so of the bread crumbs onto a separate plate. Season the bread crumbs lightly with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine pepper, the chopped parsley and chives with the cream cheese. Tip: do this strait into the container to avoid a mess, and you can always spread it on a bagel if you have some left over.
  3. Take the fish fillets and begin to pair them by size, place skin down on a cutting board. Add a dollop of the cream cheese mixture to the flesh side of the fish, and then combine the two fillets to create a fish sandwich.
  4. First, dip the fish into the egg coating the skin sides then place the fish on the bread crumb plate and turn once. Pat off any excess bread crumbs.
  5. Fry in frying pan on medium high heat with a tablespoon or so of cooking oil until browned.
  6. Place fish on the mashed potatoes and serve with lingon sauce on the side, feel free to garnish with a sprig of parsleyStekt Strömming

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