Potato and Herring Bake

Картофель с селёдкой

Preparation info
  • 4

    • Difficulty


Appears in
A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

  • About

The Baltic Sea has been so thoroughly fished over that herring is growing scarce, and this wonderful fish, once considered plebeian, is now a delicacy. Here, a single herring is economically stretched into a filling meal for four in a dish that is common to both northern Russia and Estonia.


  • 1 salt herring (about ¾ pound)
  • Milk
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 4


Rinse the herring and soak it overnight in milk. Discard the milk. Skin the herring, then split it and remove the backbone. Cut the herring into 1-inch pieces.

Grease an 8-inch ovenproof casserole. Fry the bacon until just barely crisp, reserving the bacon grease. Allow to cool, then crumble. P