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Suolaiset vohvelit sillitäytteellä – Salty waffles with herring

For this weeks Waffle Wednesday I have a savory one, Finnish salty waffle recipe with a herring topping! 
This could be a great addition to your Easter table, or maybe a great little snack for summer. 

As I have mentioned in previous waffle entries, please keep in mind that for Finnish waffles, or Scandinavian waffles in general, you will need a heart waffle maker. The biggest difference here isn’t that they’re heart shaped, but they are also a lot thinner than the usual American/Belgian waffles. A waffle maker like this would be perfect, and let’s you cook two at the time!

Yield: 4 waffles

Suolaiset vohvelit sillitäytteellä - Salty waffles with herring

Suolaiset vohvelit sillitäytteellä - Salty waffles with herring

Delicious savory waffles with a herring topping. A great addition to your Easter table, or any summer get together.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes



  • 50 grams / 1.7 oz butter.
  • 1 ¾ dl / 6 oz all purpose flour.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder.
  • 1 ¼ dl / 4 oz whole milk.

Herring topping

  • 25 grams / 1 oz butter.
  • 2 boiled eggs.
  • 200 grams / 7 oz herring fillets.
  • Fresh Chives.
  • ½ red onion.
  • 1 dl / 3 oz sour cream.
  • 2 radishes.
  • Vegetable cress.


The waffles:

  1. Melt the butter and allow to cool. Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl. Add the milk and stir until you have a smooth batter, stir the butter into the batter.
  2. Let waffle batter rest in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
  3. Fry the waffles in a greased waffle iron. Allow waffles to cool on the rack.

The herring topping:

  1. Peel and chop the eggs,
  2. Dice the herring.
  3. Chop half of the red onion and chives (So it measures about 2 tablespoons)
  4. Mix eggs, onions, and herring.

When both are done, it's time to assemble the waffles. Top the waffle with a dollop of sour cream, herring filling, radish, and cress. If desired, also top the mix with a bit of browned butter.
Serve the waffles immediately!


Recipe and photo source: Arla.fi.

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