German Potato-Herring Salad Recipe for Lent

German Potato-Herring Salad Recipe for Lent

This potato salad recipe with pickled herring is a traditional German-Austrian recipe for lent, especially on Ash Wednesday.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Peel and slice the cooled potatoes into a large bowl. Add 3 chopped pickles and 10 minced capers, chopped herring, 1 cup rinsed and drained canned beans and 1 cup chopped onion. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Step 2

    In a small bowl, mix the dressing ingredients by combining 1 cup sour cream, 3 to 4 tablespoons white vinegar and 2 tablespoons oil. Season to taste, mixing thoroughly.
  3. Step 3

    Pour the dressing over the potato-herring mixture and carefully fold it in so the potatoes stay intact. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours. Decorate with radish slices and/or chopped dill before serving.