Grilled or Fried Herring in Oats

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

Appears in
Students' Cookbook

By Sophie Grigson

Published 1993

  • About

Herring is a fish that we neglect rather foolishly. It has the most delicious, rich flesh, is sold at a bargain price, and is also incredibly good for you on top of all the rest. The traditional Scottish way to cook it is rolled in oats — the oats cook to a crisp, making a nice contrast to the soft fish. If you are making this for more than one person, you will find that one egg is enough to coat two or three fish.