The best "herring under a fur coat"

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A new version of the salad beloved by everyone: the best “Herring under a fur coat” is a festive snack in the original version. Herring salad according to this recipe is incredibly beautiful and fragrant. Prunes add a new flavor to all familiar dishes. I guarantee you - you haven’t eaten such a “Herring under a fur coat”: an interesting flavor combination will not leave anyone indifferent.


  • 350 grams of salted filet;
  • 0.5 kilograms of beets;
  • 250 grams of carrots;
  • 250 grams of potatoes;
  • 150 grams of onion;
  • 100 grams pitted prunes;
  • 200 grams of mayonnaise;
  • salt and black pepper - a pinch;
  • a teaspoon of sunflower oil;
  • a teaspoon of vinegar;
  • a teaspoon of sugar;
  • greens for decoration.

The best "Herring under a fur coat." Step by step recipe

  1. In advance (better in the evening) you need to prepare vegetables. I wash the carrots, beets and potatoes well and cook until tender (we do not peel the vegetables). Then we drain the water, cool the vegetables and clean.
  2. Before you collect salad, carrots, beets and potatoes, grate, put in different dishes.
  3. We clean herring fillets from small stones and cut into cubes.
  4. Peel the onions and cut into small cubes. We shift it into a small bowl, we will pickle. Add vinegar, sugar, salt and ground black pepper (according to the recipe) in a bowl with onions. Pour odorless vegetable oil, mix and leave for five minutes.
  5. My pitted prunes are dried and cut into small cubes with a knife.
  6. We mix each vegetable with mayonnaise: potatoes, beets and carrots. So much more convenient than lubricating every layer in the salad.
  7. On a flat serving dish, put the detachable shape with the narrow side up and begin to form a salad.
  8. The first layer of homemade salad will be potatoes: put in a form, flatten with a spoon, a little crushing (some potatoes should be left).
  9. Put the carrots in a second layer, level them.
  10. Squeeze the onion from the brine and put it on the carrots.
  11. We spread the pieces of herring on the onion, evenly distribute.
  12. For herring - the remaining potatoes.
  13. The last layer will beets with mayonnaise. It can be slightly salted.
  14. We decorate the salad with prune slices: we spread it around the circumference of the salad, not reaching one centimeter to the edge.
  15. We remove the salad in the form for three hours in the refrigerator to soak it.
  16. We take out the finished salad from the refrigerator, carefully remove the form and decorate with mayonnaise.
  17. I add mayonnaise dissolved in water to mayonnaise so that it keeps its shape better. Soak one gram of gelatin in 5 grams of water, mix and leave to swell. Melt the swollen gelatin in a water bath or microwave and mix with 100 grams of mayonnaise. To mix everything.
  18. I spread the mass in a bag or culinary bag and draw patterns on the top layer of the salad.
  19. I also use parsley branches for decoration.

Salad “Herring under a fur coat” in my family everyone loves, not a single feast is complete without it. Sunday lunch, when the whole family gathers, is also decorated with a herring dish: the recipe is very simple. For more salad recipes for all occasions, see our site “Very tasty”.

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