Swedish Herring Salad Recipe

Canned beets, boiled potatoes, dill pickle, mustard and mayonnaise add to this Swedish Herring Salad Recipe.

Swedish Herring Salad

Canned beets, boiled potatoes, dill pickle, mustard and mayonnaise add to this Swedish Herring Salad Recipe.

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Several readers sent recipes from different cultures so we’re including a couple. From Joyce Conrad, Ashley, Indiana, comes a Swedish version.

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Swedish Herring Salad Recipe

2 large salt herring
2 cups cubed canned beets
2 cups boiled, diced potatoes, cold
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup peeled, cored and cubed tart apples
1/2 cup diced dill pickle
1/2 cup chopped English walnuts
1 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
Salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
5 tablespoons vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup sour cream

Soak herring in cold water for at least 5 hours, changing water every hour.

Skin fillets, and cut into small pieces.

Combine herring, beets, potatoes, onion, apple, pickles and walnuts. Toss thoroughly.

Combine remaining ingredients; add to herring mixture and toss. Let stand overnight.

When ready to serve, add a mixture of additional mayonnaise and sour cream to moisten, if necessary. This salad will keep 3 to 4 days if refrigerated.

Yields 6 servings.