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Sillgratin (Herring and Potato Casserole)

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Category: Casseroles, Swedish, Seafood, Side Dishes

 Ingredients List

  • 3 lg Potatoes; peeled, cut into
  • -1/8" slices
  • 1 lg Onion; thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 tb Butter
  • 2 Matjes herring fillets; cut
  • -into 1/2" diagonal slices
  • Black pepper; fresh ground
  • 1 tb Bread crumbs; fine
  • 1/3 c Cream; heavy or light
  • 1 tb Butter; cut into tiny bits


Preheat oven to 400øF. Place potato slices in a bowl of cold water to
prevent them from discoloring. Heat 2 tb of butter in a small frying pan
and, when the foam subsides, add the sliced onions, cooking until they are
soft and transluscent but not brown. Set aside. Choose a 1 to 1 1/2 quart
baking dish attractive enough to bring to the table and using a pastry
brush or paper towels, spread with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of butter.
Drain potatoes and pat dry. Arrange alternate layers of potatoes, herring
and onions in the baking dish, ending with a layer of potatoes. Season each
layer lightly with pepper, sprinkle the top with breadcrumbs and dot with
bits of butter. Pour in the cream, bring to a boil on top of the stove and
then bake for 1 hour in center of oven until potatoes are tender when
pierced with the tip of a sharp knife or skewer. Serve directly from baking

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