Moin Moin! This salted herring recipe is from the north of Germany and is called `Matjes´. Herrings are fished from May to June and become Matjes by getting pickled in a barrel. The fermentation brings the typical delicious flavor. Salted herring gets celebrated in a lots of places in the north of Europe. Recipes differ locally. The Dutch `Matjes-Variant´ is for example not as salty as the German one. We serve our Matjes with roasted potatoes.
So lets see what you gonna need to cook our favorite salted herring recipe:
- 3 fresh salted herrings
- 1 crunchy apple
- 2 onions
- 200 ml sweet cream
- 2 spoons of yogurt
- 6 medium sized potatoes
- 100 g bacon
- teasponn caraway
Our recipe is very easy to cook. Cut the onion into thin rings. The apple into thin wedges. Give onion, apple, herring, yogurt and cream into a bowl. Season with pepper and little bit of salt. Let it rest in the fridge. Keep the small rest of the onion which is difficult to cut rings from for your roasted potatoes.
Boil the potatoes in the skin and peel them. Cut the bacon and fry it till it is crunchy. Remove it from the pan. Roast the cooled off cooked potatoes in the same pan that you used for the bacon till they are browned delicious. An iron pan is the best for it. Add the onion cubes and the caraway and brown them till they are golden at medium head. Add the bacon and the parsley. Season with salt and pepper. That is it!
A a bitter beer and clear liqueur fit perfectly. For example a Becks and Aquavit or Korn.