Herring Paste on Bread/Kanapki z Pasty ´Sledziowej


Herring Paste on Bread/Kanapki z Pasty ´Sledziowej

This strongly flavored spread is just one of many delicious appetizers that might be served at a typical Polish New Year’s Eve party.


        2 eggs
        1 8-oz. jar marinated herring fillets, drained (any kind)
        ¼ c. butter or margarine, softened
        Fresh dill to garnish

        1 loaf rye or pumpernickel bread.


1. Hard cook eggs by placing in a saucepan and covering with cold water. Place over medium heat until boiling, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain water from saucepan and run cold water over eggs until they are cool.

2. Peel cooked eggs. Cut in half lengthwise and remove yolks (but do not discard). 

3. Put herring, hard-cooked egg yolks, and butter in blender and blend until smooth.

4. Spoon herring into serving dish. Garnish with pieces of hard-cooked egg white and sprigs of dill and serve with thinly sliced rye or pumpernickel bread.

Food: Herring Paste on Bread/Kanapki z Pasty ´Sledziowej

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