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It's Sledzie (Pickled Herring) Time !

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It's Sledzie (Pickled Herring) Time !

PoppiYYZ | Nov 16, 2010 05:01 AM

After marrying into a family that is a quarter Polish, I've been introduced to Sledzie (Pickled Herring) as a special Christmas Eve dinner side dish. For the uninitiated, it may sound weird (pickled fish), but believe me, millions of Eastern Europeans and Scandinavians have something special here.

Although Pickled Herring is available in many delis, my 91 year old uncle in law has been making the highly demanded family Sledzie for decades. As his 10 year apprentice, I have picked up the mantle and will be leading this years Sledzie making party. This usually includes lots of political discussions, a couple of bottles of red wine, and a surprise visitor or two looking to take a jar home...

Recipe follows...

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