Fried Herring on Crisp Bread with Tartar Sauce Recipe

Fried Herring on Crisp Bread with Tartar Sauce Recipe
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Scandinavian Streetfood: Fried Herring on Crisp Bread in Stockholm

Fried Herring On Crisp Bread At Hötorgshallen In Stockholm [Photograph: Kalle Bergman]


  • For The Herring
  • 2 Herring fillets
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 sprig dill
  • One slice good crisp bread
  • For The Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped capers
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. 1.

    For the herring: Pat herring filets dry with paper towels. Combine flour and breadcrumbs on plate. Dredge herrings in flour/crumb mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Heat butter over medium-high heat in heavy 10-inch skillet until foaming subsides. Cook herring until golden brown on each side, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate.

  2. 2.

    For the Sauce: Combine mayonnaise, minced onion, relish, lemon juice, and capers. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot herring on top of bread with tartar sauce, lemon, sliced red onion, and dill.

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