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Raisa’s Forshmak

October 07, 2021

For this recipe you will need a meat grinder.


  • 2brined herrings, deboned and filleted
  • 4slices dark rye bread (Borodinsky or Lithuanian work well)
  • 1cup white vinegar, or enough to soak the bread slices
  • 4hard-boiled eggs
  • 1large Granny Smith apple, cored
  • 1small yellow onion


  • Step 1

    Cut the ingredients down to size and soak the bread in vinegar for about a minute, draining the excess. Feed the ingredient pieces into the grinder on a medium coarse setting (4-5mm or what you would use for hamburger or sausage meat). The bread should be fed last so that it can push out any pieces that might have gotten stuck. Mix well, serve on toasted black bread and garnish as desired.