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Dressing up store bought pickled herring

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A local grocer used to offer "holiday" pickled herring this time of year. It was the same herring as what you'd buy in the refrigerator case, but had more onions, some kind of red peppers, and maybe bay leaves?

Does anyone know of a recipe for doctoring store bought herring? Also, can I add more onions to the store bought for a few days...and will they "pickle?"

Thanks!

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  1. Are you interested in just dressing up the pickling part, or doing a herring in cream?

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    1. re: critter101

      Dressing up the pickling part. I'm not a fan of herring in cream.

    2. I like it fried— just pat it dry and dredge in egg and bread crumbs (or matzo meal) and pan fry it until it's nicely browned. (Usually the coating doesn't need much in the way of seasoning, because the herring is already seasoned!)