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Fried herring

Ingredients for Fried Herring

  1. Salaka 1 kg
  2. Wheat flour 1 cup
  3. Sea salt 1 teaspoon
  4. Spices to taste
  5. Refined vegetable oil for frying
  • Main ingredients: Salaka, Flour


Knife, Cutting board, Tea spoon, Dinner plate, Bowl, Shovel, Frying pan, Paper napkins

Cooking Fried Herring:

Step 1: Prepare Herring.

Cutting herring is a very simple process and absolutely not laborious. First, cut the abdomen and remove the insides. Then wash the fish thoroughly under running water and dry it on a paper towel.

It is not necessary to clean the herring, so it remains only to remove each head. Here you need a sharp knife, which cuts well, and not saws. If you want, you can continue cutting and remove the spine of each fish. To do this, it is necessary to extend the incision from the bottom to the tail, grasp the spine with two fingers and carefully separate it from the fillet. Together with it you will get rid of the largest bones, and you can not worry about the remaining trifles.

Step 2: Cook the fried herring.

In a bowl, mix flour, salt and spices.

We take the fish, roll on all sides in the prepared breading and transfer to a clean, dry table plate.

We put the pan on the fire, pour vegetable oil to make a layer of 2-3 millimeters, and heat well. We spread the herring and fry on both sides until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes each. The fish is small, so it cooks very quickly. If you are lucky to buy a large one, then the frying time must be increased to 5-6 minutes. We transfer the finished herring to a plate covered with a paper towel to absorb excess fat.

Step 3: Serve the fried herring.

The most delicious fried herring is hot, but when cold it is also good. You can serve it with potatoes (fried, boiled or mashed potatoes), fresh vegetables and your favorite sauce.
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- Herring can be fried in another breading, for example, in breadcrumbs. To do this, you will need two eggs, a glass of flour and breadcrumbs. We prepare three plates. In the first - flour with salt and spices, in the second - eggs beaten with a pinch of salt, in the third - crackers. Each fish is successively rolled on all sides in flour, dipped in an egg and breaded in breadcrumbs. Then fry as usual;

- Before serving, you can sprinkle herring with lemon juice or soy sauce, the taste of the fish will become even better.