Dressed herring salad recipe


Prep Time: 1 hour
Сook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Calories: 190 kcal
Servings: 4
  • 2 medium herrings, chopped (200g - 7oz)
  • 2 medium red beets,
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • Vinegar
  • mayo
  • chopped greens anf 1 boiled egg for dressing
Author: Andrei Kashkevich

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Dressed herring - it is a layered salad from herring and vegetables. This salad is very popular in the countries of the former USSR (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine). It became a traditional New Year dish in the middle 70th of the XX century.

dressed herring salad photo

According to herring under a fur coat recipe this salad is made in the next way. We put a layer of herring pieces on the flat plate and cover with layers of boiled potato, carrot, red beet. There also could be added layers of chopped onion and green apples. It is advisable to make a top layer of beet. In some recipes of russian herring salad you can find the advice to add mayo between layers and to cover the salad. We prefer to add it only on the top.
The salad is served with greens or seasoned boiled eggs.

There is a vegetarian version of a herring russian beet salad. In this case herring is replaced with seaweed, instead eggs are used avocado or tofu. Mayo in this salad is replaced with another white dressing without animal-origin ingredients.

Herring under fur coat history

It is believed that salads with herring and vegetables were popular in German and Scandinavian (Nordic) cuisines in the first part of the XIX century. In old English cookery books we can meet recipes of the Swedish herring salad with herring, red beet, potato, pickles, seasoned apple and chopped boiled eggs. Old Norwegian recipes advised us to cook this salad with layers without mixing ingredients.

In the 60th years of the XIX century mayo became a primary dressing for herring under a fur coat salad.


Herring under fur coat recipe

1. Boil unpeeled beets, carrots and potatoes. Beets for 1-1,5 hour (depends on size and ыщке), potatoes and carrots for 40 minutes.
2. Pell all the vegetables and dice them into separate bowls.
3. Pell 1 onion and chop it. Add some vinegar if you use yellow onion to decrease its spicy taste.
4. Put the first layer of potatoes.
5. Cover potatoes with chopped onion and herring (in traditional recipe the first layer is made of herring, but we prefer to use potatoes).
6. Put the next layer of carrot and above it the last layer of red beet.
7. Pour Russian dressed herring salad with mayo and season with greens or chopped boiled eggs.
8. Put your salad into a cold storage for 2-3 hours.

How to make herring under fur coat some tips

dressed herring salad how to make


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  1. Tomas DJ
    Tomas DJ
    16 february 2021, 11:03
    It seems to be German original salad. My grandpan told me in a childhood. Anyway it's very tasty!

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