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Calling all Brits -- dad needs to know how to eat kippered herring!

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
My father received a tin of kippered herring as part of a basket at Christmas, and today he realized he has no idea how (or if) it should be prepared! He started to assume they were to be eaten like sardines, but decided he'd better make sure before diving in. Can anyone tell us how he should proceed?

My mom and I are both vegetarians, so we'll be departing the premises before the can is cracked...
post #2 of 16
EWW
DH eats those, they smell horrible!
He usually just eats them with crackers.

Then he gets awful fishy breath I can handle it when the kitties have fishy breath... but not his.
post #3 of 16
I hate fish, but mum and dad used to have them with slices of wholemeal bread and butter, but white bread would do.

I think you can have them with boiled potatoes and peas as well, but put butter over the potatoes so it's not too dry
post #4 of 16
If it's canned, I imagine just like sardines. My Dad's favourite sandwich (and I used to like to have one with him too) was sardine with onion, LOL I outgrew that though

I found a picture:


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post #5 of 16
My dad eats those every now and again, he eats them just like sardines.
post #6 of 16
Haven't had them for eons, but we used to enjoy them on a salad plate with some nice bread.
post #7 of 16
Kippers are smoked so are fine to eat as they are, no additional preparation required, although if he would prefer to eat them hot a couple of minutes in the microwave or in a steamer until they are piping hot right through is fine. Some people here like to have them for breakfast. I would have them cold with crusty bread and some salad
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks, everybody! My father plans a kipper breakfast in the morning...

I plan to leave the house.
post #9 of 16
I thought you were supposed to soak them in milk first before making a snadwich of them? Or is that some other fish....
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Epona View Post
I would have them cold with crusty bread and some salad

Yeah that way

Or your Dad could grill them on toast but the smell would be worse

My sympathies to you and your mom Carol
post #11 of 16
I tend to serve them with a nose peg and oxygen mask....

Hope your dad enjoys his kippered herrings
post #12 of 16
Aren't they traditionally served with toast? I've never had them, but my British mother talks about them. Maybe I'm thinking of something else??? Kedgerree (sp.)???

MargeCat
post #13 of 16
Pretty much like sardines. With bread on the side or in a sandwich.
But maybe if the weather is nice he could eat outside on the porch and share w/cats or racoons?
cheers!
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
My father received a tin of kippered herring as part of a basket at Christmas, and today he realized he has no idea how (or if) it should be prepared! He started to assume they were to be eaten like sardines, but decided he'd better make sure before diving in. Can anyone tell us how he should proceed?

My mom and I are both vegetarians, so we'll be departing the premises before the can is cracked...
I am not a Brit but I eat kippered herring all the time! I eat it right out of the can. It is great! Personally, I keep several cans in the fridge because I like it cold. I never put anything on it or with it but I know some like to eat it on crackers with cheese.
post #15 of 16
My son eats them on matzo bread. Salted or unsalted depending on what he feels like eating. I just use plain crackers, matzo or well done toast.
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
As it turned out, Mom whipped up some corncakes this morning as a diversionary tactic, so the kippers are still sitting there in the tin. I'll print out all these wonderful ideas and give them to my father as we leave the house! Thank you!
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