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Swedish recipe of the week: fried herring

Fried herring. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food

Published: 20.Jul.2018 07:59 hrs

Fried herring is a popular dish among Swedes, served as street food and in cafés all over the country. Food writer John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe.

Herring has long been the backbone of fish cookery in Sweden. Many towns, especially on the west coast, only survived because of the herring fishing industry. Today herring is not nearly as plentiful as it once was, but it is still a cheap fish and plays a central part in Swedish cuisine.

Although street food in Sweden is dominated by hotdogs and burgers, fried herring is still appreciated.

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