Heringstopf Mit Saurer Sahne (Herring Salad with Sour Cream)

Heringstopf Mit Saurer Sahne (Herring Salad with Sour Cream)

  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 hrs
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “I grew up in North-Rhine Westphalia, in Germany, where this is eaten quite regularly. I adopted this recipe from Recipezaar as it didn’t have a home and I thought it’d be nice to actually make this recipe, also known as Herringsstip, as I usually just buy it ready made. I’ll update once I’ve made it, but if you make it before me, please let me know what you think!”


  • 1cupsour cream
  • 1/2 cupyogurt
  • 1/2 lemon, Juice Only
  • 1/4 teaspoonsugar

  • 2smallonions
  • 2mediumapples( Tart)
  • 8herring fillets, Marinated
  • 2teaspoonsdill, Fresh OR
  • 1/2 teaspoondill weed, Dried
  • Directions

  • Sauce:
  • Blend thoroughly sour cream, yogurt, lemon juice and sugar.
  • Salad:
  • Peel onions and cut into thin slices.
  • Peel and quarter apples, remove cores and cut into thin wedges.
  • Blend onions and apples with sauce.
  • In a dish arrange herring and apple-onion mixture in layers.
  • Cover tightly and marinate in refrigerator for 5 hours.
  • Sprinkle with dill before serving.
  • Reviews

  • “I didn’t grow up in Germany, but was lucky to be exposed to the quisine as I grew up in the US. This is great & so worthy of 10 stars! I admit I doubted the apple & how much it would contribute. I was so wrong! All the flavors & textures just work for each other! I didn’t bother to layer & just combined all ingredients, including the dill. All that said, I must add that I prob wouldn’t do this again … BUT I would buy the commercially prepared in sour cream herring product & add your variations, beginning w/Step 4. I guarantee it will happen! Yummy!”

  • “This was perfect. I had just bought a big jar of herring packed in sour cream, so I got really excited when I found this one. Great combinations of flavor. “

  • “Also known as “Herringstip” in the region ofNorth Rhine-Westphaliain Germany .:)I love this recipe it is outstanding with just some boiled red potatoes peeled hot. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM 🙂 ~Ri”