An authentic Old World appetizer.
By Jake Marmer
Forshmak is probably the most authentically Jewish herring recipe. The word itself is Yiddish for "pre-taste"--that is, an appetizer, meant to set your taste buds going. There are many varieties of forshmak--probably as many as there were shtetls in Eastern Europe. This one originates in Haschevato, Ukraine, the small village where my father's side of the family comes from.
In a food processor, blend the fish fillets, apple, egg-whites, and bread. Add the oil and vinegar, mix thoroughly, and place the mixture in a dish.
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