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Lionel's Herring Sandwich

This recipe is brought to us by renowned chef Lionel Poilane whom Salvador Dali referred to as "the greatest Frenchman alive."

Lionel's Herring Sandwich

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


  • 7 ounces sweet herring filets, drained
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, 1 peeled, cored, and roughly chopped, and the other thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 slices stale white bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices rye bread, toasted


  1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade, combine herring, onion, and chopped apple. Process until completely combined. Transfer to a small bowl, and set aside.

  2. Pour milk into a shallow dish. Add stale bread, and let soak until the bread is very soft and the milk is absorbed. Set aside.

  3. Add olive oil, vinegar, and soaked bread to herring mixture. Stir to combine. Season with pepper. Spread toast with herring mixture. Top with apple slices, and serve

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