Open-Face Herring Sandwiches

This open-faced herring sandwich is traditional fare on the Russian table.

Open-Face Herring Sandwiches
This open-faced herring sandwich is traditional fare on the Russian table.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 8 slices baguette
  • Butter
  • 8 pieces green leaf lettuce
  • 16 headless small kippered herring
  • 4 cornichon, halved
  • 16-18 pitted green olives, preferably stuffed with slivers of garlic

Instructions

  1. Spread baguette slices liberally with butter. Top each slice with a piece of green leaf lettuce; arrange slices on a platter.
  2. Place 2 herring on top of each slice. Top each open-face sandwich with a halved cornichon. Scatter green olives over the top of the sandwiches. Serve promptly.