Dressed Herring (Herring Under Fur Coat)

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Dressed Herring or Herring Under Fur Coat is a layered salad made with diced salted herring covered with layers of grated boiled vegetables (potatoes, carrots, beets), chopped onions and mayonnaise. This salad is also very often decorated with grated boiled eggs. Herring Under Fur Coat is very popular in Russia and other countries of the former USSR. It's a traditional dish for almost any event, and is very often served at New Year and Christmas celebrations.
Dressed Herring (Herring Under Fur Coat)

Ingredients

  • 2 salt herring fillets
  • 2 potatoes (large)
  • 1 beet (large)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 onion (medium)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup avocado oil mayonnaise
Yield:
Servings
Prep time:
1 hour, 20 minutes
Cook time:
40 minutes
Total time:
2 hours
Yield: 6 Servings | Prep time: 1 hour, 20 minutes | Cook time: 40 minutes | Total time: 2 hours

Instructions

1. In a medium or large pot, boil beet, potatoes and carrots (for about 30-40minutes). Let them cool till room temperature.
2. Hard boil the eggs (after bringing water to a rapid boil, cook for an additional 10 minutes). When the eggs are ready, chill them by placing under cold running water for a few minutes.
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3. Peel the eggs and separate whites from yolks. Grate whites and yolks separately.
4. Using large holes of a box grater, grate separately the potatoes, beet and carrot.
5. Finely chop the onion.
6. Dice the herring fillets into small chunks.
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7. Take a large plate and form an even round layer of grated potatoes in the middle of the plate. Put a thin layer of mayonnaise on top of the potatoes. To squirt mayonnaise, use a pastry bag or a plastic sandwich bag (cut a small hole at one corner of the plastic bag so the mayonnaise can pass through). You can also spread mayonnaise using a spatula.
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8. Add the herring as the second layer, and a thin layer of mayonnaise on top of it.
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9. Place the onion and carrot on top of the herring layer and spread mayonnaise on them.
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10. Cover the salad with a layer of beet.
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11. Add a layer of mayonnaise. Decorate the salad with grated egg whites and yolks.
12. Let cool in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Use a knife to cut into segments. Serve.
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