Russian Layered Herring Salad №2-сельдь под шубой


This layered salad is very popular on Russian dinner tables especially during holidays like Thanksgiving,Christmas and New Years. I make this salad two ways because, some people like it this way, others like it the other way. And since this salad is not a everyday type of salad I think it needs to satisfy both groups. You can find Russian Herring Salad #1 here.This salad can be made ahead and kept in the fridge.

12 oz. herring fillets ( about 6 fillets) cut into small pieces
3 medium potatoes  cooked in skin,peeled and grated
12 eggs hard boiled and grated
4 medium-large beets cooked,peeled and grated
1 small or 1/2 medium onion grated
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 tablespoons oil
salt- optional
black pepper

In a small bowl combine onions,vinegar, oil,black pepper and herring.
Transfer the herring with onions on to large serving plate.
Add a good layer of potatoes and sprinkle a little salt.
Spread some mayonnaise.
Add a layer of eggs, then beets.
Spread a good amount of mayonnaise.
Place it in the fridge for at least 2 hours, best overnight. 


  1. Goin to do this now!didnt know what to make went on this blog and couldn’t decide what to make,everything looks soooo good and tasty!!!!! Good job!! Keep it up,

  2. No carrots??

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