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Salt Herring

Postby charlie beard » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:14 am

Anyone else on here like salt herring?
I have some soaking now. Good stuff.
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Re: Salt Herring

Postby daffy... » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:24 pm

popular here. travel along the rivers n youll find old salt house everywhere here
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Re: Salt Herring

Postby jehler » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:32 pm

do you just salt them charlie or do you layer in onions, capers and such also? i have never made them but i remeber them well from grandmas house when I was a boy. i thought they were the worst thing in the world till they were on a cracker, used to always have them and smoked oysters around the holidays, lots of creamed herring also
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Re: Salt Herring

Postby charlie beard » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:08 am

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I order these by the gal. They come in a very strong salt brine. You have to soak them to get some of the salt out or you cannot eat them. I soak in water for 24 hours try to change water each 8 hours. Next I soak in buttermilk for 8-10 hours in fridge.
I flour them and fry in oil or lard.They will still be salty you have to aquire a taste for them I guess.
Yes my granny fed these to me when I was a pup this was in the south.
She netted them and put them in a salt brine in 30 gal. crocks.
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Re: Salt Herring

Postby Johnnytheboy » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:45 pm

I tried herring in Amsterdam, they serve it fresh and raw with a sort of course cut raw onion/pickle spread over it on open bread. Its really is worth trying, you wouldnt think it would be so popular as a fast food snack, but they have little stalls all over the place. I really enjoyed it whilst the wife was doubled in two yaking just watching me eat it, the fairer sex really are a funny bunch at times!!!
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Re: Salt Herring

Postby charlie beard » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:32 pm

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Seen you just came aboard :welcome:
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Re: Salt Herring

Postby Johnnytheboy » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:24 pm

Hi Charlie,

Thanks for the welcome
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Re: Salt Herring

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:26 pm

charlie beard wrote:Johnnytheboy

Seen you just came aboard :welcome:

that wouldn't be "Johnny come lately" would it?? :lol3: :lol3: :clapping:
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Re: Salt Herring

Postby vincentpa » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:36 pm

I've never had salt herring. I'll keep my eye out for it.

I've had salted anchovies and salt cod.
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