Marinated Fried Herring

Bratheringe
A popular dish from northern Germany made of fried fresh herrings that marinate for several days before serving. Serve with fried potatoes.
Servings:
Ingredients
  • 4 fresh herrings ready to be cooked
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • flour
  • butter or oil for frying
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 8 ounce jar mixed pickles drained
  • 8 ounce jar cocktail onions
  • 4 hot chilies
Instructions
  1. Salt and pepper the herrings and coat them with flour.
  2. Heat the butter/oil in a frying pan and fry the herrings golden brown. Let them drain on paper towels.
  3. Combine vinegar, vegetable broth, spices and sugar in a pot and boil. Let it cool off. Put the herrings in a bowl, add the well-drained and sliced mixed pickles, cocktail onions and chilies and cover with the broth.
  4. Store covered in a refrigerator for several days. Serve with fried potatoes.
Credit:
Recipe courtesy of The German National Tourist Office
Bratheringe
A popular dish from northern Germany made of fried fresh herrings that marinate for several days before serving. Serve with fried potatoes.
Servings:
Ingredients
  • 4 fresh herrings ready to be cooked
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • flour
  • butter or oil for frying
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 8 ounce jar mixed pickles drained
  • 8 ounce jar cocktail onions
  • 4 hot chilies
Instructions
  1. Salt and pepper the herrings and coat them with flour.
  2. Heat the butter/oil in a frying pan and fry the herrings golden brown. Let them drain on paper towels.
  3. Combine vinegar, vegetable broth, spices and sugar in a pot and boil. Let it cool off. Put the herrings in a bowl, add the well-drained and sliced mixed pickles, cocktail onions and chilies and cover with the broth.
  4. Store covered in a refrigerator for several days. Serve with fried potatoes.
Credit:
Recipe courtesy of The German National Tourist Office