Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 6-10 herrings, cut into small fillets
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
- 2 T. mustard seeds
- 3 beaten eggs
- 4 T. melted butter or oil
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Put 2/3 of the oatmeal and the hazelnuts and 1/2 the mustard seeds into a food processor and buzz them until the oatmeal is broken down, about 3 minutes. Do this in pulses.
Salt the herring fillets and set aside.
Mix the ground oatmeal mixture with the remaining mustard seeds and unground oatmeal -- this gives the crust a varied texture that's nice. Add lots of black pepper.
Dip the herrings in the beaten egg, then into the oatmeal mixture. Lay each one on a rack over a baking sheet. Brush each one with the melted butter or oil.
Bake the herrings for about 15 minutes and serve piping hot with sauce. Plain rice or mashed potatoes go well with this. To drink, I would suggest either beer or a sparkling wine such as Prosecco or a Spanish Cava.