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Kipper Snacks?

Max Cherry Dec 5, 2005 02:54 PM

I've got some. What do I do with them?

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    mrfukkew Sep 10, 2013 01:54 PM

    You eat them. it's food.

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      Skookumchuck Jul 8, 2013 08:55 PM

      Keep it simple. Wheat Thins, slice of pepper jack cheese, amd a piece of kippered herring.

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        cheftonyk Oct 10, 2012 02:49 PM

        I love them on whole grain melba snack croutons and drowned in cholula hot sauce... now i have a craving.

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          Locksley Aug 17, 2012 04:40 PM

          The best way is to bbq the kippers so that you don't stink up the house. We prefer the vacum packed Aberdeen Kippers - the whole fish complete with bones. What a treat!!

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            Spencer Kieft Jul 28, 2012 01:25 PM

            It is GREAT with cream cheese. Just like you would pair cream cheese with lox you can pair cream cheese with kippers! I put some cream cheese and kippers on a toasted English muffin and it was delicious.

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            1. re: Spencer Kieft
              Val Jul 28, 2012 07:23 PM

              hee! have you ever heard of smoked fish dip? I thought it sounded so disgusting but Oh! My! how delicious...it's basically smoked herring with cream cheese...and I just adored it!

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              afterworkchef Mar 24, 2011 09:26 PM

              I read a lot of suggestions, and just tried an experiment of my own. Turns out they make a passable (if unusual) substitute for bagels and lox. A bagel, onion, tomato, low fat cream cheese, kippers, and voila! Kippers are salty enough you can skip the capers.

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                Val Nov 19, 2011 01:12 PM

                oy...and you can make an *unbelievable* fish dip/spread with those smoked kippers... cream cheese, fresh lemon juice, chopped red onion, add the kippers, I think I even added some dill relish and fresh ground black pepper...SO delicious on a whole grain cracker! I agree with you that capers are not needed...I DO love capers with sardines though....

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                Memily_G Mar 1, 2010 06:07 PM

                Funny to happen to see this on here today. I just inherited a bunch of tins of kippers after we cleaned out my boyfriend's mom's pantry and I had no earthly idea what they were for.

                I'm a bit wary about opening them because all of the research I've done online suggested they are very stinky, and I figure what's stinky to smell must be somewhat stinky to eat....

                However, I love pickled herring (Scandinavian style) so maybe I'll get the courage.

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                1. re: Memily_G
                  juliewong Mar 1, 2010 06:20 PM

                  If you love pickled herring - you will enjoy kippers and will not mind the stink - I actually think they smell like the sea smoked - not stinky at all.

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                  pazer Mar 1, 2010 10:17 AM

                  My way: Kipper snacks, 5 yr old aged cheddar, kielbasa, and keebler club crackers, and a cold beer

                  1. epabella Feb 10, 2010 02:58 PM

                    rollmops or even better get some mango, avocado, rice and nori to roll some kipper-maki - those are insanely great!

                    1. rcallner Feb 10, 2010 02:53 PM

                      Love love love them for breakfast. Put a layer on a nice sour slice of rye bread. Top with a very sharp cheddar (Cougar Gold is great), dot with capers, and toast in toaster oven. Savory, delicious, I want some NOW.

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                        dimsumeater Feb 10, 2010 01:24 PM

                        Has anyone else heard of this? Rye bread with kipper snacks, hard boiled egg, onion, and russian dressing? We have no idea if we made this up or it was told to us......

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                        1. re: dimsumeater
                          link_930 Feb 10, 2010 02:35 PM

                          I have the same when camping, with the exception of using mustard instead of russian dressing.

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                          Wayne Dec 6, 2005 11:28 PM

                          As with sardines, you can throw them on a good hard roll with raw onions.... great sandwich.

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                            mar52 Dec 5, 2005 07:19 PM

                            Love them right out of the can.

                            However, I've been told by my employees that I'm not to eat them at work ever again.

                            Has anyone tried the flavored type?

                            I noticed at our 99¢ Store that they come in teriyaki, mustard, Cajun and tomato now.

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                              juliewong Mar 1, 2010 06:19 PM

                              Hey - my staff said the same thing - pitty. I have tried the flavored ones but not as good as the original.

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                                Burghfeeder Jul 28, 2012 07:27 PM

                                I love the mustard ones, with a thick slice of Italian bread, right out of the can.


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                                torty Dec 5, 2005 06:57 PM

                                Open carefully to make sure the juice doesn't squirt on you or you will be hounded by cats and dogs all day. If you have fresh bread (a fresh rye is tasty) , pour off the oil/juice and use for dipping. Annoint the filets with a squeeze of lemon or just fork them up plain. Then carefully seal up the container- quite smelly and a magnet for trash digging night dwellers like racoons.

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                                  Val Dec 5, 2005 05:09 PM

                                  I like them with saltines...need to try them with triscuits, though. They are very good for you, too; low-fat source of protein and low-sodium, also good source of fatty omega 3.

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                                    Niki Rothman Dec 5, 2005 06:03 PM

                                    Good point on the nutrition! They are also loaded with calcium from the tiny bones. But I don't know about the Triscuits...I am a known salt abuser but that combo. is too salty even for me.
                                    Don't listen to me! You go on with your bad salt eating self!

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                                      Candy Dec 5, 2005 07:09 PM

                                      There are low sodium Triscuits and there are also low fat. I find the low fat to be crispier than the other varieties.

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                                        Val Dec 5, 2005 09:43 PM

                                        Yes, I do love the low-fat Triscuits, too...love them with natural peanut butter. Just a few of makes me feel full.

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                                          Val Mar 25, 2011 04:07 AM

                                          There are now "Hint of Salt" Triscuits...they've been out for a while but I see how old this thread is...love kippers though...have found Crown Prince natural kippers at Whole Foods, very low sodium only 70 mgs per can. Amazon had them at a much better price too but ran out...drat!

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                                    Candy Dec 5, 2005 04:20 PM

                                    I like kipper snacks on a Triscuit with mustard, they are sort of like sardines and not really meant to be cooked, they already are.

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                                      fishfork Dec 5, 2005 03:21 PM

                                      You can fry up the kippers with some onions and serve with eggs for breakfast. Delicious. BUT, it really stinks up the house.

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                                        Bacardi1 Jul 28, 2012 02:12 PM

                                        I'm another one who LOVES smoked kipper snacks for breakfast!

                                        I just drain the can & place the kippers (whole filets or broken into large pieces) in a skillet with some melted butter along with a couple of eggs & sometimes one or two thick slices of plain ripe or breaded green tomatoes. Not quite an "English" breakfast, but delicious nonetheless!

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                                        Niki Rothman Dec 5, 2005 03:08 PM

                                        Have a classic English breakfast: eggs over easy, fried tomato, pork & beans on toast,and kippers.
                                        Don't forget the tea.
                                        OR -
                                        Have an old fashioned NYC type sandwich:
                                        Thick cut bakery rye with caraway seeds, unsalted butter, thin sliced onion, thin sliced tomato and,
                                        of course, kippers!

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