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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Swedish                          Seafood
                 Side dish                        Casseroles
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       lg           Potatoes -- peeled, cut into
                         -1/8 slices
    1       lg           Onion -- thinly sliced
    2 1/2   tb           Butter
    2                    Matjes herring fillets -- cut
                         -into 1/2 diagonal slices
                         Black pepper -- fresh ground
    1       tb           Bread crumbs -- fine
      1/3   c            Cream -- heavy or light
    1       tb           Butter -- cut into tiny bits
   Preheat oven to 400øF. Place potato slices in a bowl of cold water to
   prevent them from discoloring. Heat 2 tb of butter in a small frying
   pan and, when the foam subsides, add the sliced onions, cooking until
   they are soft and transluscent but not brown. Set aside.
   Choose a 1 to 1 1/2 quart baking dish attractive enough to bring to
   the table and using a pastry brush or paper towels, spread with the
   remaining 1/2 tablespoon of butter. Drain potatoes and pat dry.
   Arrange alternate layers of potatoes, herring and onions in the
   baking dish, ending with a layer of potatoes. Season each layer
   lightly with pepper, sprinkle the top with breadcrumbs and dot with
   bits of butter. Pour in the cream, bring to a boil on top of the
   stove and then bake for 1 hour in center of oven until potatoes are
   tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife or skewer. Serve
   directly from baking dish.
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