How to cook herring under a fur coat - a classic recipe with a little trick

We tell how to cook herring under a fur coat is tasty and correct, but much faster than usual. You no longer have to wait for 2-4 hours until the salad infuses - this recipe will allow you to submit a juicy "coat" to the table in just 30-60 minutes, and if necessary, immediately after preparation.

  • No, we do not propose radical recipe changes. The secret is only to mix the mayonnaise with each ingredient separately, and not at the time of laying the salad in layers, as we used to do it usually. As a result, you get all the same classic herring under a fur coat, only faster.

Step-by-step recipe of “fur coat” we supplemented with a selection of photo ideas of a beautiful salad presentation.

How to cook herring under a fur coat - step by step

Herring under a fur coat on a dish

Ingredients (for 3-4 servings):

  • Beet - 1 PC.;
  • Potato - 1 PC. (potatoes and beets need to be taken in equal amounts);
  • Carrot - 1 PC. (small);
  • Egg - 1-2 pcs. (needed rather for decoration);
  • Mayonnaise - taste (about half a glass);
  • Bow - 1/2 small onion (about 50 g);
  • Herring - 1 PC. (can be replaced with herring in oil 150-200 g).

Ingredients for herring under a fur coat


  1. Boil beets, carrots, potatoes and eggs until tender.then cool. It is best to do this in the evening. All vegetables must be cooked in uniform.
  • Beets cooked from 35 minutes to 2 hours depending on the size of the tubers. How to determine that the beets cooked? Pierce it with a knife. If the blade passes easily through the peel, then it's time to get the vegetable. However, it is best not to cook beets for salad, but bake in foil for 20-25 minutes at 190 degrees. So you can save time and avoid staining the pan.
  • Hard boiled eggs are boiled for 10 minutes after boiling.
  • Potatoes and carrots can be boiled in one pan. Cooking time - 20 minutes after boiling.

Vegetables cooking

  1. While the vegetables are boiling, cut up the herring, and then cut it into cubes. Pieces of herring should not be too small, otherwise the chopped fish will turn into puree.

How to cut herring for salad? Here is one way:

  • Cut off the head and pectoral fins;
  • Cut the abdomen with a knife from head to tail;
  • Also, remove the caviar and offal with a knife, scrape off the black film;
  • Use your fingers to peel off the fish;
  • Holding the fish flat to yourself, divide it into two parts by pulling the tail in different directions;
  • Pull out the ridge and bones;
  • Cut the tails of the two halves of the fillet.

If you don’t feel like messing about with fish, you can buy herring in oil. In this case, pieces of fish should be blotted with a paper towel to remove excess oil.

  1. Boiled and cooled carrots and potatoes, peel and cut into cubes, rub the beets on a coarse grater, and egg - in small. Each vegetable is put in a separate bowl (this is important!).
  2. Chop the onion (rather finely) and mix it with the herring. Mixture can be a little pepper.
  3. Mix potatoes, carrots and beets with mayonnaise (to taste). Eggs do not touch yet.
  • We added an average amount of mayonnaise (0.5 - 1 tbsp. Spoons in each bowl).
  • Why do you need to mix each ingredient with mayonnaise? The fact is that this way the salad gets soaked much faster. If necessary, it can be served at all to the table immediately after preparation.
  1. Begin to lay out the salad layers in the following order:
  • Potatoes;
  • Herring with onions;
  • Carrot;
  • Beet;
  • Mayonnaise layer;
  • Sprinkle with egg. Done! Salad can be decorated with a sprig of greens or green peas.

Many put the herring in the first layer, and the carrot in the second. Of course, this is a matter of taste, but in our opinion The combination of herring and potatoes makes the “fur coat” especially delicious!

If you have time, let herring under a fur coat stand and soak for at least half an hour to achieve maximum juiciness. If there is no time, feel free to serve the salad to the table, because each layer is already mixed with mayonnaise.

Herring under the fur coat ready

But our recipe and in video format:

Important nuances

  • If there is a lot of time left, then you can make the salad “Herring under a fur coat” in the usual way. The sliced ​​ingredients lay out in the following order: potatoes, onions, herring, mayonnaise, carrots, onions, herring, potatoes, onions, herring, mayonnaise, etc. (if the vegetables still remain). Then evenly spread on the salad beets, we coat it with mayonnaise, sprinkle with a grated egg. The most important thing in this recipe of herring under a fur coat is to let the salad stand for 2-4 hours in the fridge.
  • In the salad, you can add a little grated apple (a third or half per 200 g of herring). A layer of apple stacks after a layer of carrots.
  • If the onions are too hot, scald with boiling water.
  • If the herring is too salty, add more potatoes to the salad.

Ways and ideas of beautiful feeding herring under a fur coat

How beautiful to file herring under a fur coat? This can be done in different ways:

  • Portion. Salad is decomposed into bowls, bowls, glasses and even small cans. Here are some photo ideas.

Herring under a fur coat in the bank

Herring under a fur coat in a glass

Herring under a fur coat in a glass

Herring under a fur coat in a glass

Also, portions of salad can be served by “turrets” formed with the help of a plastic ring cut from the bottle.

Portion herring under a fur coat

Portion herring under a fur coat

  • Roll. To cook herring under a fur coat, you need to lay a large chopping board with cling film, lay layers on it in reverse order (starting with beets), lay the herring in the center, then roll the resulting rectangular pillow into a roll. See the detailed recipe in this video tutorial.

  • On toasts. Herring goes well with rye bread. Why not serve it as a toast appetizer? It is convenient and unbanal.

Herring under a fur coat on toasts

  • On a platter without walls. It can be a beautiful dish, a tray, a cake plate or just a large plate. “Gather” the salad can be in the form for baking as without the bottom, and with the bottom (in this case, the layers are stacked in reverse order, starting with the beets).

Herring under a fur coat cake

Herring under a rectangular fur coat

If you have an unusual form for baking (you can buy on Aliexpress), use it for an unusual supply of herring under a fur coat. For example, you can make a salad in the form of fish.

To herring under a fur coat kept its shape, its upper layer is prepared with jelly.

Cake herring under a fur coat with jelly

  • In a dish with walls, a form for a lasagna, an utatnice. This feed is the most convenient and easiest. It is particularly suitable for the preparation of herring under a fur coat for future use, as well as for a feast with a large number of guests.

Lasagna herring under a fur coat

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