Herring Spread with Sour Cream

Herring Spread with Sour Cream

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These herrings can be made with yogurt instead of sour cream if you want a lower-calorie version. Fresh herbs, such as parsley, chervil, or cor-iander, can also be added to the mixture.
Servings: 8
Calories: 353


  • 4 herrings preferably with hard roe, soaked in water for 3 hours
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 potato boiled and peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Drain the herrings and rinse with water. Fillet the fish, removing all bones.
  • In a bowl, blend the roe with the sour cream and mayonnaise.
  • Puree the potato in a food processor or blender and add the herrings. Blend well, then stir the herring mixture into the sour-cream mixture and season with pepper.
  • Chill, covered, until ready to use, then serve as a spread for crackers or matzo.
Calories: 353 kcal
Carbohydrates: 6 g
Protein: 24 g
Fat: 25g
Saturated Fat: 10 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 106 mg
Sodium: 182 mg
Potassium: 604 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 2 g
Vitamin A: 478 IU
Vitamin C: 7 mg
Calcium: 139 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Cuisine Jewish
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