Homemade Vorschmack: a recipe for the healthiest and most delicious herring appetizer

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
The perfect herring Vorschmack. Source: niftyrecipe.com

Vorschmack is a very tasty, light and at the same time very healthy appetizer based on herring. For a richer flavor, culinary experts advise adding boiled eggs, onions, and butter to the base.

Homemade Vorschmack

The chef shared a recipe for a delicious Vorschmack on Instagram that everyone will love.

Appetizer recipe


  • Herring - 1 pc.
  • Onion - 1/2 pc.
  • Green apple - 1/2 pc.
  • Egg - 1 pc.
  • Soft butter - 1 tbsp.
  • Lemon juice (if the apple is not too sour)
  • Black pepper

Method of preparation:

1. Peel and finely chop the herring.

Fresh salted herring

2. Grate boiled egg, onion and apple.

Preparing the Vorschmack

3. Mix all the ingredients, add the butter, lemon juice and black pepper, and mix thoroughly.

What to add to the Vorschmack to spice it up

Serve with rye bread croutons and sprinkle with greens and spices!

Ready-made Vorschmack

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