Herring in crispy oatmeal

Herrings in crispy oatmeal with mustard sauce


serves 4

  • 4 herrings, filleted
  • 60 ml (4 tbsp) milk
  • 15 g (1 tbsp) seasoned flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 50 g (2 oz) coarse oatmeal
  • oil for frying
  • lemon wedges
  • Mustard Sauce


  • Four herring fillets
  • Steep the herring in the milk for about half an hour, drain and dip in seasoned flour.
  • Dip the fish in beaten egg and then coat generously in coarse oatmeal.
  • Shallow fry in hot oil, stomach side down first, until crisp and golden on either side.
  • Serve with wedges of lemon and Mustard Sauce.

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