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Heringsalat (Herring Salad)

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

Made up of pink cubes of uniform size and dissimilar texture, with a light, unusual flavor, this is a salad that looks like it might be from Outer Space! However, this recipe came from the old country along with my Oma and Opa, and it’s traditionally eaten in my family at New Year celebrations. I’ve been gobbling it on crackers, bread, or straight from the bowl since childhood, but those without a palate for Northern European flavors will probably run the other way. Their loss.

Cut into regular dice about 1 cup each of:

European Style Dill Gherkins
Boiled Peeled Potato
Boiled Beets
Herring in Wine Sauce (reserve juice)
Granny Smith Apple
Celery
Hardboiled Egg

Add to taste:

Sour Cream
Lemon Juice
Salt
Juice from Herring

Best after leaving in the fridge overnight to let the flavors meld.