Scottish Oat Crusted Fried Herring

8 minutes
Amount Per Serving: Calories 488kcal; Carbohydrates 47g; Protein 33g; Fat 19g; Cholesterol 74mg; Sodium 838mg; Potassium 757mg; Fiber 8g; Sugar 4g; Calcium 201mg; Iron 5mg
Making this dish from sardines or other small fish will yield good results. If you’re willing to stray from the original recipe, you can use this breading on any fish including mackerel, bluefish, and other white fish variety.
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  • 1/2 pound herring fillets
  • 1/2 cup mustard
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash the fillets. Place them on a plate and salt and pepper them.

  • Combine mustard with cream and beat to mix well.

  • Soak herring in the mixture for 10 minutes.

  • Put the oats in the blender or food processor, slightly broken up.

  • Dip the herring in the broken oats and coat evenly.

  • Add oil to a large, heavy skillet; heat to medium-high. Turning once to insure crispness on each side. It will take about 3 minutes for the fillets to get brown.

  • Remove the herring fillets from the pan and allow them to cool down.

  • Serving Suggestions: Serve them in a bowl and garnish with a bit of mayonnaise. Serve with boiled potatoes or rice.

Frozen Herring Products

  • Herrings 1kg (whole)

  • Herring Milts 450g