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Bolinhos with Norwegian Herring

This recipe is a Norwegian twist of the classic bolinhos. These are made of Norwegian herring, potato, garlic and spices, and served with salsa and aïoli.

Cooking time40-50 min
Difficulty levelMedium



  • Peel potatoes, boil tender in unsalted water and drain well.

  • Fry herring in butter, about 2 minutes on each side.

  • Grate garlic and finely chop shallots.

  • Add potato, herring, garlic, onion, egg, cinnamon, sugar and tabasco in a big bowl and mash all well together.

  • Taste with salt and pepper.

  • Stir in potato flour until right consistency.

  • Make small balls and roll in breadcrumbs.

  • Fry the balls golden in oil, remove from the oil and place on a paper towel.


  • Cut sun-dried tomato in thin slices and finely chop garlic, shallot and chili.

  • Mix all the ingredients for the salsa together and cooked for about 20 minutes.

  • Taste with salt and a little sugar.


  • Grate garlic and stir into the mayonnaise.

  • Taste with salt, pepper and lemonjuice.

Serve bolinhos with tomato salsa and aïoli on the side. Sprinkle with fresh herbs if you got.