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SILLISALAATTI (Herring Salad), Finnish

Ingredients
  • 1 salted herring
  • 1 dill pickle
  • 4 or 5 potatoes
  • 4 or 5 beets
  • 3 or 4 carrots
  • 2 sour apples
  • 2 cups cooked, diced meat
  • 1/2 tbsp. onion, chopped
  • white pepper
  • salt
  • Dressing:
  • Cream
  • Vinegar
  • 2 eggs, hard-boiled
  • Sugar
Preparation Instructions

Soak herring in water overnight; remove skin, and bones and cut into small pieces. Boil potatoes, beets, and carrots and dice. Dice pickle and peeled apples. Separate whites and yolks of eggs end dice each. Save a little diced vegetables and egg for garnish; mix remainder of ingredients well. Arrange salad on a plate and decorate with a little diced vegetables and eggs. For the dressing, use beet stock to give the cream a pink tint, add sugar end vinegar to taste, whip.

Contributed by Mrs. Osmo Pasanen, 1950

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