Herrings in oatmeal recipe

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serves: 4
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Nutrition per portion

Calories 460 kCal 23%
Fat 34g 49%
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    • 4 small herringsSalt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 3-4 tbsp milk
    • 4 tbsp medium or coarse oatmeal
    • 60g (2oz) unsalted butter
    • To serve
    • Winter coleslaw (see cook's tip below), watercress and lemon wedges


    • Scale, wash and gut the fish; cut off the heads. Sprinkle some salt and pepper inside each fish.

    • Dip the fish in the milk and coat evenly and firmly with oatmeal.

    • Melt the butter in a heavy-based frying pan until sizzling. Add the herrings and cook on a medium heat for 8-10 mins, turning them once.

    • Lift fish from the pan and serve on warmed plates. Spoon some buttery juices over each one. Add a spoonful of coleslaw, a handful of watercress and a lemon wedge.

    Top tip for making Herrings in oatmeal

    To make winter coleslaw(serves 8)Mix 200g (7oz) each of shredded red and white cabbage with 2 tbsp each of creme fraiche and mayonnaise, seasoning and 2 tsp poppy seeds.

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