Herring in cream

Herring in sour cream

Herring in cream is a quick recipe that you can make in 20 minutes. If you like herring then you should try it, here the flavor of the fish combines with the sweetness of the apple and the delicate texture of the cream. I usually make this as a side dish for dinner but it is also a traditional Christmas Eve dish in my house.

Herring in sour cream

Herring in sour cream

The excellent and quick recipe for herring. Perfect as a main dish or a side dish for dinner.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Fish
Cuisine Polish
Servings 4 portions
Calories 284 kcal

Recipe for herring in sour cream


  • 1 onion
  • 300 g herring fillets from the jar
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 200 g sour cream 18%
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise


  • pepper
  • salt
  • dill


  • Chop a large onion. Add a tsp. of sugar, then mix well. Then pour boiling water to the onion (this trick will make it more delicate and easy to digest). Drain the onions after a minute.
    1 onion, 1 tsp sugar
    Preparing the onion
  • Peel and grate the apple.
    1 apple
    Peeling the apple
  • Cut herring fillets into small pieces.
    300 g herring fillets
    Cutting the herrings
  • Mix sour cream and mayonnaise in a bowl.  Add herring, apple and onion. Season with pepper, salt and fresh dill. Mix all the ingredients and voilà.
    200 g sour cream 18%, 1 tbsp mayonnaise, pepper, salt, dill
  • Serve with potatoes or bread.
    Herring in sour cream served with potatoes


Watch how to make homemade herring in sour cream step by step video.


For this recipe, I don’t use onions from the jar, because in my opinion they are too greasy and could dominate the taste of the dish.


Serving: 100gCalories: 142kcal (7%)Carbohydrates: 7g (2%)Protein: 8g (15%)Fat: 10g (15%)Saturated Fat: 4g (22%)Trans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 38mg (13%)Sodium: 59mg (3%)Potassium: 207mg (6%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 5g (5%)Vitamin A: 214IU (4%)Vitamin C: 3mg (4%)Calcium: 53mg (5%)Iron: 1mg (3%)

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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