Herring Salat
by Sailor Rood

A New Years Eve Tradition
If you missed it a few Newsletters ago then
here it is again. Sailor says it was good for Christmas
and also great for new years as well!

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My father always made one also at New Years as her letter stated. I found the above link very much like the one he made. However, Through the years, I have done away with "Authenticity" and developed a very simple, but just as pleasing flavor wise and appearance recipe. Trust me! it's good.

You won't find "Milter Herring" at WalMart, but you will find a jar of VITA Herring in wine sauce. For milter herring look for a fish monger. You'll have to open the fish, take out the milt sac and squeeze out the "milt" , Yuk! Etc.

Here is what I have developed and am about to make a batch. Don't freak out when you see the first ingredient


1 cup cool whip or whipped heavy cream
1 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 1/2 cups diced cooked potato
1 apple diced
1 16 0z can sliced pickled beets
1/4 cup minced onion
1/2 cup herring in wine sauce
1/4 cup diced dill pickle
1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. black pepper

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All ingredients must be drained and diced no larger than 1/4 inch.

Mix well, add the cool whip and toss gently.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours for flavors to meld.

Ach das schmeckt!

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