Pickled Herring


Makes about 30 canapes

Pickled Herring
  • approximately 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • about 300 g (10½ oz) European style full-kernel ryebread (see notes)
  • 12 oz herring pickled in wine sauce, preferably with dill
  • sharp mustard

Special equipment



Slice eggs, discarding yolkless pieces. Cut each slice of bread into squares of about 1⅔". A single slice should yields 8 squares. Top each with a slice of egg, a slice of herring, and a small dab of strong mustard.


The amount of bread needed will vary with the size of your herring pieces. Ours average about a quarter ounce and fit perfectly on an eighth of a slice. Since the bread is sold on 500g loaves, you’ll have plenty of flexibility

Similarly, the number of eggs you need will depend on their size and proportion of yolk to white.